Getting post once a week?
With all the discussion about the postal service and the fact that stamps are going up to 39p shortly I wondered whether, for private households, a daily postal service is any longer required.
I don’t think I get anything through the post now that requires my immediate attention so only getting it delivered once a week wouldn’t be a problem to me (other than when the stw comes out, obviously!).
I guess the question really is – is a daily postal service an anachronism?Posted 9 years ago
doe sit really matter if your bank statement arrives on Friday instead of Tuesday? you can view transactions at a cash point.
Legal docs – a daily registered post/speical delivery service is availabel separate to normal postal deliveries.
I really can’t remember the last time I had a cheque in the post – I give people my name sort code and bank a/c number and they either do a transfer by internet or telephone banking. Someone tried to sned me one fromt he clasifieds a few weeks back and it never arrived.
All the above are important but I can’t see anythign that woudl be harmful to not get a few days later. and if you knew Thursday was ‘post day’ you’d organise stuff to arrive for them if it mattered to you.Posted 9 years agoChaseMember
It’s wishfull thinking but the reality is that a postman could not carry ones weeks worth of mail in a day. As a postie myself, my daily workload is anywhere between 50 and 100 kilos a day. The delivery frames we use in the sorting office can only just handle ones days worth and would be overflowing with two days mail.Posted 9 years ago
I would like to see an end to saturday deliveries though, but that is a different issue altogether.OnzadogSubscriber
Seems like a sensible idea. I’m in no hurry to recieve all hat junk mail. Like you say, I don’t get anything in the post that couldn’t afford to wait a week. Besides, as was said above, if it’s that important, it will come via the recorded service at a premium. I’d vote for a drop in price and fewer deliveries.Posted 9 years agomidlifecrashesSubscriber
I can’t for the life of me see why they don’t just stick the price of a stamp up to 50p or whatever it takes to fund the service reasonably, then stop all the whining. I maybe post an actual letter twenty times a year, Christmas cards excepted, and even doubling the price of a stamp wouldn’t deter me much.Posted 9 years agomatt_outandaboutSubscriber
I think I get more junk mail than ‘real’ mail – we try to do as much online as we can.
I re-register with mail preference every year, and just sent off to have the ‘by hand’ stuff stopped as well.
FWIW, i think we should do a Mon-Fri only delivery service.Posted 9 years ago
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