Service upgrades planned at Post Office

  • Government reform minister Lovitta Foggo (File photograph)

The Government may offer more e-commerce services at a modernised Post Office.

Cabinet Office has asked for views from the Chamber of Commerce on potential new services after a public survey into Post Office services.

A government spokeswoman said more than 80 per cent of people said they would like access to an international mailing address for e-commerce purposes.

The international address and delivery of items would be run by the Post Office.

More than 50 per cent welcomed the option of the delivery of island-generated online purchases to homes and businesses.

The spokeswoman said: “With this in mind, the ministry has engaged the Chamber of Commerce’s Retail Division, seeking their feedback regarding e-commerce service options such as overseas mailing addresses.

“Consideration is being given to partnering with an overseas postal organisation to facilitate the receipt of packages, inclusive of customs clearance and delivery.”

She said the ministry has asked the Chamber for its opinion on potential problems and benefits of a new e-commerce service.

Lovitta Foggo, government reform minister, said: “Significant technological advances have meant that our communications and the way that we conduct business has changed considerably.

“Our public services must also evolve so that we can meet the needs of the community.”

Ms Foggo added: “We were encouraged by our recent public consultation and we are expanding our engagement to include our valued community and business partners. We encourage their feedback regarding our desire to modernise our services.”

The deadline for Retail Division views is tomorrow.