So the price of stamps is to rise:
As someone who hasn’t sent a single letter for I honestly don’t really remember, this won’t make any difference to me personally. Just about every piece of business I conduct that requires any form of correspondence, revolves around email. We don’t even bother sending out Christmas or birthday cards because quite frankly, they’re a complete waste of money. Oh I’m such a hard assed humbug
As a homeowner/residential customer, it personally wouldn’t bother me if there were no deliveries by Royal Mail to my home address at all. I would much rather pick my mail up from a secure locker at a central pick up point. Mind you, we receive little mail these days anyway as once again, anything that can be sent from utility companies, banks etc, is all done by email. It does still piss me off that pin letters and bank cards are still sent through the post and anyone who works in the mail delivery business knows what the envelopes look like.
I’ve as it happens, just received a parcel via Royal Mail today that was posted First Class 10 days ago and yesterday my Wife received a parcel from Royal Mail that was dumped in our bottle bin by the post person with a card shoved through the door telling us where it was. It wasn’t so long back that I retrieved a parcel that had been dumped in our next door neighbours bottle bin that was due to be emptied the following morning.
I can honestly say, the best parcel delivery services we’ve had by a long shot, have been by DPD and Amazon delivery drivers whose service in my experience, has been outstanding.