Whistl and Imprimus launch “Cornwall Collects”
Postal operator Whistl has joined forced with printing & communication solutions company Imprimus to launch Cornwall Collects; a new mail and parcel collection and consolidation service for Cornish businesses.
In a statement sent to Post&Parcel today (8 May), Whistl said: “The new service will give businesses in Cornwall of all sizes the opportunity to have their mail and parcels collected from their door, saving money by sending it alongside the one million letters and parcels already leaving the Imprimus headquarters in Redruth each week.
“With collection vans initially serving routes across Bodmin, Camborne, Liskeard, Redruth, St. Austell, Truro – and locations in between – Cornwall Collects will offer the same delivery times associated with Royal Mail 2nd class post, but with a potential cost saving.”
Imprimus managing director Tony Plummer commented: “Cornwall is home to many successful businesses, but as 90% of them employ fewer than 9 employees, most can’t get the bulk postage discounts that big corporations out of county take for granted. By consolidating their mail and parcels, we can level that playing field and provide local businesses with an effective alternative.
“Although costs will vary by volume and location, we estimate that most businesses could save around 10% compared to standard Royal Mail 2nd class postage costs – and it’s more convenient, too. In short, nobody need use a franking machine, or visit the post office anymore.”
Nigel Polglass COO Whistl, added: “We are very delighted to be working with Imprimus to bring the benefits of downstream access bulk mail and parcel services to Cornwall for the first time,”.
The service is now live and is already helping Cornwall Council streamline their outbound mail process and reduce costs with mail collections already in motion from six key council offices across county.