An Post offering new Delivery Box service
An Post recently announced the launch of its new Delivery Box service in the South East of Ireland. According to An Post: “At its core the Delivery Box service offers a compact, discreet and stylish wall-mounted delivery box which holds your letters and parcels in a locked weather-resistant box until you retrieve them. The box, allied to An Post’s unrivalled nationwide delivery network, makes Delivery Box the perfect solution for online shoppers, commuters and working families.”
The Delivery Box service was introduced for homes and business deliveries across the counties Wexford, Kildare, Wicklow and Carlow on 22 September. An Post said that a “nationwide rollout” will follow.
Delivery Box will operate as an addition to An Post’s existing mails and parcels services.
The Delivery Box is priced at €69.99, which includes the box, access keys, unique barcode security feature, installation template and activation card. An Post said that customers will receive their Delivery Box within 5 working days of ordering.
Delivery Box marks part of An Post’s response to changing consumer needs; the service is ideal for online shopping and for ensuring confidentiality of the mail.
An Post said the Deliver Box service will mean “no more waiting around for deliveries, no more missed parcels”. An Post’s smart scanning system acts as proof of delivery and there will be no need for a signature. Technology behind Delivery Box enables direct contact with the customer to inform them when a delivery has been made.”
An Post said that its contract parcel business increase by 22% in 2013, fuelled by the growth in online and catalogue shopping.
Delivery Box was trialled in urban and rural parts of Dublin, Galway, Waterford and Donegal in 2014 and An Post said that it received a “very positive welcome”.
Customers can also leave stamped mail or online shopping returns in the box for collection.
An Post’s Director of Mail Operations Liam O’Sullivan commented: “We have been able to apply a secure, high tech solution, with smart scanning and email alerts for customers to suit their busy lifestyles.”