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Royal Mail Monitoring and Posting Panel

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  • quoiaquoia Forumite
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    Primrose wrote: »
    I don't know how many people participate in the main surveys at any one time but it does seem to me that with more and more sub post offices in danger of closing it,s going to become increasingly difficult to find enough participants who will be able to access them easily to post the cubes.

    It,s one thing being able to post a Jiffy bag into a post box but cubes can,t be handled in this way and if Royal Mail keep closing rural or suburban post offices participants will no longer be able to fulfil the demands of the survey through no fault of their own. This applies especially those who work and therefore have their movement times restricted.

    Only a matter of time ....

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    Posting parcels looks set to get easier from August as Royal Mail announces the launch of new parcel postboxes across the UK.

    After a successful trial in 2018, Royal Mail will open 1,400 parcel postboxes over a six-month period, starting from August.

    The postboxes will open in more than 30 towns and cities including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds and Sheffield as well as Chester, Warrington, Southampton, Norwich, Peterborough and Truro.

    The change will enable individuals and small businesses to post parcels in the same way as they would post a letter.

    Postage needs to be paid for in advance using Royal Mail’s online service. It will also be possible for consumers to post some bar-coded returns parcels without queuing up in a post office.

    Mark Street, head of campaigns at Royal Mail, says: “The wide scale introduction of parcel postboxes is one of the many ways we at Royal Mail are looking to make the lives of our customers easier.

    "The parcel postboxes trial last year was a success, and we hope that the wider roll-out gives added flexibility to online sellers who might be running a business in their spare time and not keeping regular office hours.”

    The introduction of the parcel postboxes is the first major change to the UK’s postbox system in 160 years.

    The first postboxes opened in Jersey in 1852 and were rolled out across the UK the following year by Anthony Trollope, novelist and senior GPO executive.

    Here's the full list of where parcel boxes will be introduced:

    *Aberdeen

    * Belfast

    * Birmingham

    * Bournemouth

    * Bristol

    * Cardiff

    * Carlisle

    * Chelmsford

    * Chester

    * Croydon

    * Edinburgh

    * Exeter

    * Glasgow

    * Greenford

    * Inverness

    * Leeds

    * London Central

    * Manchester

    * Newcastle

    * Norwich

    * Peterborough

    * Poole

    * Preston

    * Plymouth

    * Romford

    * Sheffield

    * Southamption

    * Swansea

    * Swindon

    * Truro

    * Warrington
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  • LalalaLindyLalalaLindy Forumite
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    Bit of a delayed response to joeyjimbles, but I also reuse the polystyrene inside cubes. Hopefully it helps to stop them squishing quite so easily and makes it seem like there is actually something inside (maybe) :undecided
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  • VeneziaVenezia Forumite
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    Bit of a delayed response to joeyjimbles, but I also reuse the polystyrene inside cubes. Hopefully it helps to stop them squishing quite so easily and makes it seem like there is actually something inside (maybe) :undecided

    I usually say that it is a polystyrene model inside the parcel when asked.
  • joeyjimblesjoeyjimbles Forumite
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    Last week I received no post from the survey at all - not one piece - I got my posting pack for a couple of weeks time, but nothing else. Very odd.


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  • Money_Grabber13579Money_Grabber13579 Forumite
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    Same here, I didn’t get anything either. But I must be coming to the end of my stint (must have been on it about 5 months now) and I got floods of mail at the start, before it tailed off.

    So I suspect that must be intentional, because if receiving something means that someone else has to send something (with the odd exception where it is sent centrally), that must mean that if some people are receiving more than they are sending, there must be others receiving less than they are sending. Which happened to be us last week, who received nothing.
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  • jtzjtz Forumite
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    Can I still apply for this?
  • redagilaredagila Forumite
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    jtz wrote: »
    Can I still apply for this?


    Try phoning their helpline on 0800 015 3150.
  • I stopped for this very reason, only one sub office and regular staff
  • moleratmolerat Forumite
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    Do not write on the outside of your sender items. Even just a date or time of posting can identify a test item to Royal Mail and so harm the integrity of the survey. Let us know if you receive an item that has been written on so we can contact the sender.
    Yeah right !
  • redagilaredagila Forumite
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    Is everyone up to date with receiving their £2 L2S vouchers for cubes, etc?
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