Post Office Preparing to Launch U.S. Mailbox Service

(ZIZ News) — The General Post Office (GPO) in St. Kitts and Nevis is seeking to make online shopping easier for residents with the launch of a U.S. mailbox service.

Deputy Postmaster General, Darrien Veira said the GPO has been testing a U.S. mailbox service over the past few months. The service allows for 150 registered persons to have mail, products or other items shipped to an address in the U.S. then sent to the local post office.

Viera said that while they try to find ways to keep postal services relevant, the intention is not to replace companies already performing the service, rather, to add an option for persons dissatisfied with their current service, who cannot afford the higher fees charged, or are unable to collect packages in the capital, Basseterre.

The GPO will officially end the testing phase and launch the service to the public on Friday, October 09, 2015 – World Post Day. It will be part of week-long activities to mark the occasion and officials are planning a street event to capture the public’s attention.

Although the service is currently free, a pricing system will be introduced at the launch.

Veira assured that the service will be affordable however, persons wishing to cash in on the free period can do so by registering now.

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