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Old 10-05-2005, 9:36 AM
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Default recorded delivery to a PO box

I have a buyer who has requested recorded delivery as her post is dodgy. However, she has a PO Box address and I am sure i read somewhere that recorded cannot be used for a PO Box but I can't find this on the Royal Mail website, can anyone confirm this?

Incidentally, remember when listing items that recorded delivery is now 66p per item.

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Old 10-05-2005, 9:44 AM
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Ii read somewhere that recorded cannot be used for a PO Box but I can't find this on the Royal Mail website, can anyone confirm this?

Soo
My 'book of words' from the Post office says:
"Take it to a Post Office branch and we'll give you proof of posting and make sure it is signed for on delivery by the recipient (not necessarily the addressee)."
There is nothing that specifically says will not deliver to a PO Box, but I read the above to mean a signature at point of delivery. So I imagine a PO Box is out. In any case a signature from some one at the delivery end sorting into boxes would hardly be satisfactory proof of delivery for either you or the customer.
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Old 10-05-2005, 9:48 AM
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Soo..... I thought the same too, however, try a search on google and there are plenty of companies advising as below.........

The return address is:
Banchory Cancellations Department
PO Box 25074
Glasgow G3 8TT
Scotland
For your protection, we recommend that you use a recorded-delivery service.


Prices in (£ Sterling) delivered FREE in the UK. Minimum total order is £10.00 please. Delivery to PO BOX or FLATS only by recorded delivery.

We accept cash payments in the form of cheques (please allow up to 3 days to clear, unless below £25 in which case goods are shipped immediately) - postal orders ( We recommend that you send them by recorded delivery) Made Payable to: KSGK SOLUTIONS.
KSGK SOLUTIONS
PO BOX 12358
BIRMINGHAM
B2 2BD
UNITED KINGDOM


Edit.... Come to think of it, I've returned goods to PO Box Numbers before and sent it recorded.
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Old 10-05-2005, 9:50 AM
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Hi Soo,

Think I would be asking (in writing) for an alternative address eg friend, family work etc if possible. More for their protection. Think I would wait until I got a chance to go into PO and ask (mind you i doubt mine would know).
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Old 10-05-2005, 10:00 AM
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Hi Soo,

Think I would be asking (in writing) for an alternative address eg friend, family work etc if possible. More for their protection. Think I would wait until I got a chance to go into PO and ask (mind you i doubt mine would know).
Hintza, you think the same as me! I rather thought I would get better responses on here than I would from the Post Office, I trust you lot on here.

Thinking about what Tojo said, I realise I have also sent a company claim form recorded delivery to a PO box and that wasn't refused at the PO. I think I will ask at the post office but if they are happy to accept it and stamp my receipt should have a case if it does later go astray. It isn't horribly expensive anyway, just short of £10.

Thank for all the responses, I'll let you know what the Post Office says.

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Old 10-05-2005, 11:11 AM
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Ive send stuff special delivery to po box`s in the past without any problems, indeed the buyer requested that i used special delivery.
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Old 10-05-2005, 6:53 PM
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I have had a PO Box number for my business, as I work from home and I was told by various organisations including the Post Office, that you can not send recorded to a PO Box number (I have now stopped using the PO Box number because of this and the fact Royal Mail kept forgetting to deliver my mail!!!!)
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Well, turns out my post office was happy to send the Recorded delivery item to a PO Box and I have the stamped receipt to prove it.

I just need for it to be delivered now......(fingers crossed)

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Old 10-05-2005, 7:59 PM
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i just sent a letter to student loans today by recorded delivery - and they're a p.o. box number. the post office said lots of people do!
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Probably the postman just signs for it like they do have the time with recorded deliverys anyway ! :rolleyes:
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Old 12-05-2005, 6:40 AM
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If you send recorded delivery to a PO Box, it's signed for by the person who rents the PO Box when they collect their mail ... I've got a business PO Box address and I've had recorded delivery stuff sent there without any problems many times.

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Old 12-05-2005, 8:18 AM
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At my last employ a weekly letter went to a PO Box and I dont think that it ever went missing and I worked therefor years!
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Well it all ended very well I'm pleased to say. Item was received the next working day and positive feedback already left both ways.

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