Post Office Ltd offers a wide range of products and services, from postal and banking services to broadband packages and car insurance. Most services are provided in conjunction with a variety of postal and financial partners, including Royal Mail and Parcelforce. The Post Office is owned by the UK Government through Postal Services Holding Company Limited. The holding company also owns the government's stake in Royal Mail plc.
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Courier tracks and traces the delivery of letters and packages sent with theRoyal MailEdelivery service. The shipment tracking system can only be used to track and trace advertised shipmentsfor or by the userif you use Royal Mail or Parcelforce for delivery. The use of the postal tracking system or the information available on the system for purposes other than personal use is prohibited. A Royal Mail or Parcelforce tracking number is required to check the delivery status of an item. To track an item shipped with Royal Mail or Parcelforce.
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The Post Office accepts mail and payments on behalf of Royal Mail and Parcelforce, both divisions of the Royal Mail Group. Services include standard and secured mail for delivery within the UK and internationally. Stamps are sold at Post Offices which also accept mail collection requests and mail forwarded on behalf of Royal Mail. Commemorative stamps and other Royal Mail products are also sold at post offices.
Postal information and services are available at individual post offices and onlinepost site. Postal services, products and other postal services vary by agency. Main branches usually offer the full range of Swiss Post products and services. In cities, agencies usually open from 9 am to 5:30 pm. during the week and Saturdays from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm. In district areas, branches are open for fewer hours. Post offices are generally closed on Sundays and public holidays.
Company information and history
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The Post estimates that over 20 million people in the UK use the company's services every week. The courier company, founded in 1986, offers in-store and online services. Post Office Ltd became independent from the Royal Mail Group in 2012, but continues to issue stamps and handle letters and parcels on behalf of Royal Mail.
Services are provided through various local branches owned directly by the Post Office or operated under commercial agreements for the Company. There are approximately 11,500 post offices in England, Scotland and Wales. Around 300 of these branches are managed directly by Post Office Ltd and are officially known as Crown branches. Most remaining post offices are franchised or operated by a sub-postmaster or local operator.
According to the Post Office's 2013 Annual Report and Accounts, Post Office revenue in 2013 was £1.234 billion. This represents an increase of £74 million or 6.4% on the previous year of operation. Those figures include a £30m increase in the UK Government's network subsidy payment to the Post Office. The company's operating profit was £94m in 2013, while the Post's operating loss for its Crown branch network was £37m.
Correspondence and parcel services and postal prices
Prices for letters and parcels depend on the destination and the size and weight of the shipment. Additional services such as signed delivery also affect costs. Letters and parcels can be sent to any address in the UK and worldwide. As of June 2014, first-class postage costs 62p while second-class postage costs 53p. Special signed and guaranteed delivery options for UK deliveries are also available. Standard rates for international letters start at 97p, while rates for tracked and signed mail start at £5.97. The cost of sending a package with standard delivery within the UK starts at £2.80.
Parcels are delivered via Royal Mail or Parcelforce, while regular mail is only delivered via Royal Mail. A range of guaranteed and confirmed delivery options are also offered. Express delivery is available for delivery the next day inclusiveGuaranteed on-time delivery optionswith Royal Mail or Parcelforce. Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed ensures items are received before 9am or 1pm. the next day, with prices starting at £6.40 for 1pm. and £18.18 at 9am for items shipped in the UK. Express orders with Parcelforce are shipped with guaranteed next day delivery by 9:00 am, 10:00 am, 12:00 pm or the end of the day. Prices for Next Day Delivery with Parcelforce start from £16.49. Two-day delivery is also available with prices starting at £11.99 for UK deliveries. International fares depend on individual destinations.
Current postage prices for letters and parcels can be found at www.postoffice.co.uk/price-finder. The online tool uses information such as size, weight, destination, time and other optional services such as signed delivery to determine an accurate price for shipping an item.
postcode finder for post office
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Swiss Post offers aconvenient zip code locator for private usejust. Users are limited to searching 50 zip codes per day. How to find a postcode for any UK address.
Chaseare not authorized to use the zip code finder. To find a UK postcode, businesses need to hire a specific provider to look up this type of information. You can find more information about the business-related zip code lookup atRoyal Mail address management unit.
Prohibited items in the mail
The post office does not accept letters or parcelsThis containsillegal or potentially dangerous substances, objects or goods. Examples of prohibited items areDry ice, medical and environmental waste, controlled drugs and narcotics, and corrosive substances. Information about restricted or prohibited items, including a list of prohibited items.
postal banking services
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Swiss Post offers a wide range of private and commercial banking services on behalf of partner banks. More than 2,100 post offices also have ATMs on site, most of which are operated byBench from Ireland. Branches offer a variety of free banking services that allow individuals to access their personal and business bank accounts, as well as receive money from government benefits, pensions or tax credit payments.
Personal banking services at post officesinclude free cash withdrawals and depositsat the branch counter or ATMs. According to the Post, more than a million cash withdrawals are made every day at the company's branch and ATM network. Commercial banking services are also offered at many post offices. These services include deposits and withdrawals to commercial bank accounts. Businesses can also get free balance inquiries at a local branch. Local post offices also provide convenient currency exchange services for businesses.
Local bank is also possible with postal working accounts. These accounts offer no hidden fees and allow you to manage money at any post office, online or over the phone. Current accounts are available at 110 post offices as of June 2014. Standard accounts offer free daily banking services including debit card, checkbook and overdraft at 14.9% EAR. Your package bill includes additional benefits for a low annual monthly fee, including family travel insurance for multiple European trips and Rescue Plus roadside assistance for domestic and international travel. Identity theft protection and vacation and travel discounts are also offered with the package account. The Controlled Account protects individuals from unexpected bank charges and overdrafts for a small monthly fee. All current accounts are provided by the Bank of Ireland.
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For those who do not have a bank account, Correios offers a card account mainly for receiving pensions, social security benefits and tax credits. OA postcard accountit has no overdraft facility and no fees are charged for the account. There is no credit check when applying for a card. Card accounts can be used to withdraw cash or check account balances at any post office. The Correios Card Account is offered in partnership withJ. P. Morgan Europa.
Personal loans are also available at post offices. Applications can also be submitted online on the Swiss Post website. Loan amounts range from £2,000 to £25,000 with fixed monthly payments for one to seven years. They are generally available to UK residents over the age of 21 with a regular annual income of £8,000, although some restrictions may apply. Postal mortgages are also offered through local branches.personal loans and mortgagesare provided in partnership with the Bank of Ireland.
post office travel insurance
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Travel insurance for individual trips is available from post offices. Annual multi-trip insurance is also offered at Swiss Post. These policies provide up to 31 days of coverage throughout the year. Three levels of coverage are offered including Basic, Classic and Premium. The Classic and Premium options offer up to £10 million in medical, emergency and related cover. Coverage with a Basic Plan includes at least £5 million of overseas medical insurance in the event of an accident or injury. Cover for travel within the UK is up to £10,000.
Additional benefits of courier travel insurance plans include coverage for trip cancellation or shortening, delayed or missed departure, 12-hour trip interruption, and hospital benefits. There is also insurance coverage in case of personal accident, death, loss of limbs or eyesight and total permanent disability. Classic and Premium insurance plans also provide coverage for personal effects, delayed luggage, money and personal documents, loss of passport, legal advice, assault, home care, disaster, planned flight interruption and kidnapping, kidnapping and illegal detention. Premium plans provide additional coverage for financial loss and pet care. Optional coverage for winter sports and golf, as well as extended luggage coverage, can also be purchased with Classic and Premium plans.
In addition to travel insurance, the Post offers a variety of other products, including life, home, pet, auto and business insurance. Life insurance cover is available from £5,000 to £500,000 at rates of £5 per month. Car insurance includes replacement car, vandalism protection, windshield repair and international protection for travel within the European Union. There is also transport insurance coverage for merchants. Pet insurance includes veterinary cover of up to £5,000 and death cover of up to £1,000 for pets aged 8 years and under. Business insurance is also offered to self-employed, tradespeople, shopkeepers, domestic workers, landlords, landlords, offices and practices, which typically includes business liability insurance to protect a business. Construction and home contents insurance is also available to tradesmen.
The life insurance plans offered by Correios are provided by Aviva Life. Home and car insurance plans are managed by BISL Ltd. organizes and administers while providing pet and travel insurance in partnership with AXA. Business insurance plans are administered by Gallagher Health Insurance Services.
Mail travel money
Local post offices offer foreign currency to travelers. Travel money can also be purchased online at the post office. Almost all coins are available at post offices. Foreign currency will be delivered to your home or local post office free of charge. When buying foreign currencies, the delivery of the travel money is also scheduled for the next day. Prices become increasingly competitive as larger amounts of foreign currency are purchased. The Post Office also issues travelers checks in six currencies (US Dollars, Australian Dollars, Canadian Dollars, Japanese Yen, Chinese Yuan and British Pound).
Money for travel between £400 and £2,500 can be purchased online up to five days in advance. Next day delivery is guaranteed if foreign currency is purchased before 3pm. in a working day. Delivery also possible on Saturdays.All foreign currenciesNo commission is charged for purchases at the post office. Foreign currency can be purchased in cash or with any Visa or MasterCard credit card.
postal credit cards
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The post office credit card is provided in partnership with the Bank of Ireland. The credit card is free for purchases abroad in foreign currency or for purchases in the UK online or over the phone. There is also no cash fee when purchasing travel money at a post office with the card. Users pay zero percent interest on all purchases for the first three months. There is no annual fee on the postal credit card, which also offers free purchase protection insurance. As a MasterCard-affiliated credit card,postal credit cardis accepted at over 32 million locations worldwide. As of June 2014, the current interest rate is 17.8% APR and the basic credit limit is £1,200.
Swiss Post also offers its Travel Money Card Plus, a prepaid MasterCard. The cards are available in eight currencies, including Euros, US Dollars, Australian Dollars, Canadian Dollars, New Zealand Dollars, South African Rand, Swiss Francs and British Pounds. The maximum amount that can be loaded onto a card when applying at a post office is £750, while each online application can load between £50 and £5,000 onto the card. Top-ups can be done online on the Swiss Post website, via the Swiss Post app for Apple or Android, by SMS or by phone via the Swiss Post Contact Center. ATM fees apply per withdrawal and daily cash limits also apply. A three percent international fee is also charged if the card is used in a country other than the one whose currency is loaded onto the card.
The Post Money Card can be loaded with cash and used similarly to a credit or debit card. The prepaid card is offered in partnership with MasterCard and is accepted at all MasterCard acceptance points. Individuals must be UK residents and aged over 18 to apply for a Post Office Money Card. There are no credit checks and no bank account required to apply for a Money card. Money can be added to the card via SMS, online on the post office website or at any post office. There are no fees when loading the card online or at a post office.
Other postal services
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The post office provides a range of services on behalf of the government. Branches check and submit applications to Her Majesty's Passport Office, the UK Borders Service and the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA). Most post offices offer the DVLA ten-year photo driver's license renewal service at approximately 750 Application, Registration and Identification (AEI) booths. Applications for new, renewal and replacement passes can be made at local agencies. Other government services include receiving social benefits, government pensions and tax credits through postcard accounts, as well as applying for a UK residence permit at around 100 agencies. Fishing licenses are also issued by the Post Office on behalf of the Environment Agency at branches in England and Wales. Some post offices also issue international driver's licenses that can be used when traveling abroad.
Multiple bill payments are also accepted at post offices, including bill payments for government organizations such as utilities and local authorities. Swiss Post works with over 300 city administrations to support in-store and online applications. Where agreements exist with local authorities and housing associations, rents and municipal taxes can be paid at post offices. Post offices also sell stamps and vouchers for essential community services like home care and meals on wheels.
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The Post offers a variety of landline and broadband internet packages, as well as standalone phone and internet plans. The landline service will be branded as Post Office HomePhone. Telephone and internet tariffs can be purchased online or at the post office. The Post also operates an information service for private and business numbers. Inquiries can be made by calling 118 855 for a fee. The company also sells affordable refurbished computers online and at select local stores with Get Online @Home.
Other products available through the Post Office include mobile top-ups for prepaid mobile services and UK or international phone cards sold at local branches. Some post offices may also sell postal supplies such as envelopes, office supplies including paper, stationery, ink and toner, and stationery. These items, as well as Royal Mail stamps and collectibles, are also sold through theLoja online Swiss Post.
Jobs and careers at Swiss Post
Post Office AG employs nearly 8,000 people. The company also works with thousands more through its franchise and other businesses. Headquarters responsibilities include Human Resources, Finance, Communications, Marketing, Procurement and Managed Services, Legal and Compliance, Supply Chain Management, Procurement and Managed Services, Property Administration, Security & IT, and Change Management. There are also management and customer service opportunities through the Crown Network branch and post office financial services.
Job opportunities at Swiss Post range from full-time and part-time jobs to odd jobs, particularly over the Christmas period. Internships may also be offered at post offices. Information about career opportunities at Swiss Post can be found atSwiss Post careers website.
Post office contact information
- Forgeneral queries and feedback from Swiss Post, call 0345 611 2970 or send a text message to 0345 722 3355.
- To write,Send a letter to the post office customer service: FREEPOST, P.O. Feld 740, Barnsley, S73 0ZJ.
- Other informationabout Swiss Post products and servicescan also be found online atwww.postoffice.co.uk.
- MeetContact information for a local post office, visite aFilialfinder.