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Amazon Forces The Royal Mail Off Its Bike…

… but the ETA (the one in the U.K., not Spain) says it’s not thinking creatively.

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2 Responses to “Amazon Forces The Royal Mail Off Its Bike…”

  1. Rasmus Jensen Says:

    I think that part of the problem is the way that the end-user delivery is managed in the UK.

    From what I have read in comments about postal bikes on various UK websites, Royal Mail has not split up the delivery of letters and packages as other postal services has.

    In Denmark, the delivery has been split up into letters or packages and the postmen only delivers flat packages and letters and the bigger packages are being delivered with vans.

    Another benefit of this is that it makes it possible for the Danish postal service to deliver packages in the afternoon or early evening when people are more likely to be home and thus minimise the number of packages being taken back to the depot.

  2. Rickman Smith Says:

    In Australia, the Post Office is going to bikes (admittedly power assisted) due to an increasing shortage of posties with motorcycle licences. They have never used cars/vans for door to door deliveries.

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