The team at Jersey Post has shared their tips for islanders who wish to post or receive items this festive season, which is set to be one of the busiest yet for the island’s postal authority.
So far this year, Jersey Post has processed and delivered 2.8 million parcels locally and is expecting to see parcel traffic to increase by around 50% in the lead-up to Christmas.
“Given the large volumes of traffic we’ve experienced already this year, we anticipate this Christmas being one of the busiest to date," Niall McClure, Jersey Post’s Managing Director for Post and Logistics, said.
"Christmas is always a demanding time for everyone at Jersey Post but we’re all set with processes in place to deal with the increase in volumes as the trend for online shopping and deals around Black Friday and Cyber Monday become ever more popular.”
Here are Jersey Post's top tips for Christmas posting...
Jersey Post works with its network of global partners to ensure that as many Christmas letters and parcels arrive at their destinations ahead of the big day. To support this, and to help customers plan their Christmas postage, Jersey Post has published a list of recommended "last posting" dates.
Following customer feedback, the reduced-price Christmas stamps are back on sale this year. They can be purchased and used up to and including Friday 6 December. After this they can still be used but the correct, additional postage will have to be applied.
Pictured: The reduced postage rates are available until 6 December.
This year's issue from the Jersey Post Philatelic Team is on the theme of 'A Children’s Nativity Play'. Designed by Sharif Tarabay, the eight self-adhesive stamps have been designed to convey the heart-warming humour of a school play.
Pictured: This year's issue is on the theme of “A Children’s Nativity Play."
These days, Christmas postage has become more about online shopping orders being posted to households island-wide. To help accommodate this increasing trend, Jersey Post offers free alternative delivery services that enable parcels to be delivered even when islanders are not home.
Over a third of island households are now signed up to the SecureDrop service, which gives customers the option to have their parcels delivered in a safe, weatherproof location within the grounds of their property, or to a trusted neighbour.
Video: Parcel lockers are available in six locations.
Jersey Post also offers free parcel lockers which give eager online shoppers the opportunity to collect their parcels 24 hours a day, seven days a week. They are now available at six different locations around the island and are ideal for customers who are often out during the day, but do not have access to a secure, convenient storage location at their property.
Any item, even those that usually require a signature, can be delivered straight into a secure 24/7 locker for customers to collect at their leisure.
Speaking of posting, the team behind Jersey Post's Philatelic Team recently revealed the five ways they'd put their 'stamp' on the island, which you can read by clicking here.
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