From today (December 1), 23 Post Offices in Cornwall are offering customers the option of sending packages using Evri. For the first time in the Post Office’s 360-year history, the new service will allow its customers to choose their parcel carrier, from Evri to Royal Mail, over the counter in branches.

Following the announcement of the landmark partnership with the Post Office last week, Evri, the biggest dedicated parcel delivery company, can now share the full list of Post Office branches offering the Evri’s ParcelShop services in your area.

The partnership with the Post Office sees consumers able to send, collect and return Evri parcels over the counter in more than 2,000 Post Office branches across the country this Christmas season and beyond. For the first time, Evri customers will be able to hand a parcel directly to a Post Office team member to enter address details and apply a label, rather than using a self-service device – which will enhance the customer experience make Evri services accessible to people who are unable to use the self-service devices.

Evri now has c.11,000 locations to send, collect and return parcels across the UK, which is on par with the number of Post Office branches, making Evri’s network oneof the biggest branch networks in the UK. 95% of the population living in urban areas will live within 1 mile of an Evri ParcelShop or locker.

The partnership will also encourage people to return to their local high street and reduces the environmental impact of vans making multiple stops to drop off parcels.Typically, parcels sent via a ParcelShop or Post Office will reduce carbon per parcel by 45%. Most ParcelShops and Post Offices operate longer opening hours than traditional retailers, in-branch pick-up and drop-off is often a more flexible option for consumers, who may not always be at home to receive deliveries.

The Post Office branches accepting Evri parcels are:

  • Trelander
  • Summercourt
  • St Buryan
  • Quintrell Downs
  • Praze
  • Ponsanooth
  • Playing Place
  • Goonhavern
  • Bugle
  • Breage
  • Brockstone Road
  • Luxulyan
  • Crowlas
  • Troon
  • Hayle
  • Slades Road

Evri has also announced the last dates for sending a parcel with Evri for it to have a delivery attempt before Christmas. The all-important dates are:

  • Tuesday, December 19 – last day for courier collections
  • Wednesday, December 20 – send a parcel standard delivery from a ParcelShop by 11am
  • Thursday, December 21 – send a parcel next day delivery from a ParcelShopby 11am

 David Saenz, Chief Growth Officer at Evri, said: “We’re pleased to give local people more choice and convenience when sending a parcel. Whether you’re sending a Christmas gift to a loved one or selling second-hand items online, we’re committed to delivering a high-quality, cost-effective, and reliable service with great quality benefits such as tracking as standard and giving consumers yet another reason to keep using Post Offices, so they remain at the heart of our communities.”