Royal Mail to launch parcel postboxes in Bristol


By Hannah Worthington, Online Editor

Bristol is among one of the 30 locations that Royal Mail are installing the UK's first ever 'parcel postboxes'.

The days of paying a trip to Cotham post office are diminishing as from August, 1,400 of the new postboxes, wide enough to fit your parcels, will be installed across the UK.

Image: Royal Mail Locations

Rather than purchasing your label instore, Royal Mail are launching a pre-pay online labelling service 'click and drop', following successful trials last year. Larger postboxes will be installed with safer security.

Mark Street, the Head of Campaigns at Royal Mail, said: 'The wide-scale introduction of parcel postboxes is one of the many ways we are looking to make the lives of our customers easier [...] we hope that the wider rollout gives added flexibility to online sellers who might be running a business in their spare time and not keeping regular office hours.'

For those of us who buy or sell our clothes on Depop, have set up student businesses, or simply want easier returns for all of our online shopping orders (...) things are about to get much easier!

Featured Image: Royal Mail Twitter

Are you looking forward to seeing parcel postboxes around campus? Let us know!


Hannah Worthington

Online Editor 2018/19 | Online Style Editor 2017/18 Undergraduate English and Theatre Student