UK Royal Mail?
The Royal Mail is the postal delivery service that serves all of Great Britain including Northern Ireland. This is an old British institution that was established in 1516. The UK Royal Mail also has other companies including Parcelforce Worldwide that delivers packages, and General Logistics System, which is an international logistics company. Until very recently The Royal Mail was a public service. Nowadays it is operated privately. The government of the United Kingdom still holds a 38% ownership in the company and stockholders own the rest. The UK Royal Mail officially became public after the Postal Services Act 2011.
The Responsibilities of the Royal Mail
The Royal Mail is responsible for collecting and delivering the mail. Mail is placed in a mail box on a pillar or a wall and then collected by truck to be taken to the post office.It is also taken in bulk from businesses. The British mail system is known to be one of the most efficient in the world.
First class deliveries always make it overnight but often regular mail does as well.
Even though it is a private service it is required by law to maintain the universal service. The universal service requires the UK Royal Mail to send packages anywhere in the United Kingdom for a fixed price. The price is never affected by distance. The privatized Royal mail is committed to maintaining this fine standard of service until 2021.
The Royal Mail also has Special Delivery services that have expedient services. The Royal Mail Special Delivery service can deliver by 1 pm or 9 am the next day for just a bit more money. If the item is not delivered on time then the client is given their money back. Customers can also buy insurance for what they send for different values including fifty pounds, five hundred pounds and 2,5000 pounds.
UK Royal Mail Business Services
The UK Royal Mail also has many specialty postal services including an affordable scheme for planning a postal voting campaign. The service also offers bulk rates and services for publishers of newsletters, circulars and magazines.
Business services also include parcel dispatch and marketing services for direct mail, door drops and data services. You can also hire UK Royal Mail consultants and staff to help you manage your mailroom better.
You can also get an online business account quote so that you can do all of your business through the Royal Mail at http://www.royalmail.com/specialist-services.
Royal Mail business services also have the usual post office such as redirecting your mail when you move and keeping your mail safe for you while you go away on holiday.
You can find out more about the UK Royal Mail in general at http://www.royalmail.com/.