80% Would Like International Mailing Address

April 12, 2018 | 7 Comments

The Ministry for the Cabinet Office with responsibility for Government Reform is currently in the process of reviewing the services provided by the Bermuda Post Office,  and said “consideration is being given to partnering with an overseas postal organization to facilitate the receipt of packages.”

The Ministry notes that the “recent results of the public consultation exercise regarding the post office was instructive.

“As an example, just over 80 percent of the questionnaire respondents indicated that they would like to have access to an international mailing address for e-commerce purposes. The international address and delivery of items would be facilitated by the Bermuda Post Office.

“Additionally, just over 50 percent of the consultation respondents welcomed the option of the delivery of locally generated online purchases to homes and businesses. There was also a favourable response to the questionnaire regarding the post office offering other government services in the sub post offices.

“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 organization to facilitate the receipt of packages, inclusive of customs clearance and delivery.

“In a communiqué to the Chamber, the Ministry is seeking feedback with respect to any potential challenges that such a service may present, as well as the benefits of offering such a service.”

Minister for the Cabinet Office with responsibility for Government Reform, Lovitta Foggo 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.

“Currently the BPO is reviewing the products and services offered to the community with the view to potentially adding new services. 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 modernize our services.”

The deadline for the Retail sector feedback is tomorrow, April 13, 2018.

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  1. aceboy says:

    So the plan is to outsource the postal service.

  2. facts of the rock says:

    Worst Postal Service in the civilized world.

  3. Bermuda says:

    This is a great idea. Glad to see that the Bermuda Post Office is working to remain relevant in an ever changing world.

    • nerema says:

      It’s a bit late for that. Most people only use them when there is no other alternative.

  4. trudi p says:

    When will local mailing times be addressed? Forty years ago, the average time from posting to receiving was two business days, maybe three. Today, it is seven business days from my experience.
    Ridiculous!

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