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Cardiff to get parcel postboxes in Royal Mail roll-out

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The Royal Mail is launching the UK's first parcel postboxes in it's first major change in the use of postboxes in 160 years.

The parcel postboxes are being introduced later this year in locations across the country including Cardiff, Birmingham, Leeds and Aberdeen.

The parcel postboxes enable small businesses and other sellers to post pre-paid parcels in the same way they currently post letters.

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They will also allow customers to post some barcoded returns parcels back at any time.

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The wide-scale introduction of parcel postboxes is one of the many ways we are looking to make the lives of our customers easier.

The parcel postboxes trial last year was a success, and we hope that the wider roll-out gives added flexibility to online sellers who might be running a business in their spare time and not keeping regular office hours.

– Mark Street, Royal Mail head of campaigns

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Royal Mail said the boxes will be rolled out across the country from August.