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Royal Mail launches service to collect parcels from Gedling borough doorsteps

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Posties will now pick up parcels from the doorsteps of people’s homes across Gedling borough and also deliver them.

Royal Mail has launched the new Parcel Collect service in a bid to grab a bigger share of the booming parcel market.

Borough households that have packages they need to send will be able to do so without leaving home for a 72p plus postage charge or 60p for pre-paid return items.

Customers are able to pay online or via the Royal Mail app.

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The parcels can weigh up to 20kg and can be a little over twice the size of most airplane hand luggage (61cm by 46cm by 46cm).

When the item gets collected, the customer will receive an email notification that acts as proof of postage.

Customers will be able to get their parcels collected every day apart from Sundays.

The move has been hailed as “one of the biggest changes to the daily delivery since the launch of the post box in 1852”.

“Royal Mail Parcel Collect is a fantastic step forward for all of our customers. It makes it easier to use our services than ever before,” said Royal Mail chief commercial officer Nick Landon.

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The company has been testing its system in the west of England, but will now roll it out nationwide, including Gedling borough.

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