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“Exceptionally busy start to Christmas” at Guernsey Post

“Exceptionally busy start to Christmas” at Guernsey Post

Monday 23 November 2020

“Exceptionally busy start to Christmas” at Guernsey Post


For many of us Christmas seems to start earlier and earlier every year - however for the Post Office, it started in October.

Increases in parcels start to go up by 50% in October ahead of the big day. This, coupled with a general increase in postal activity due to the pandemic, has seen Guernsey Post become incredibly busy.

It follows a successful financial year that saw the company pay dividends to the States of Guernsey of more than £1.4 million. 

“People are ordering early, which is absolutely the right thing to do," said Chief Executive Boley Smillie.

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Pictured: Mr Smillie said investing in new vehicles has been an important step to adjusting and growing the business.

The busy season comes after years of the business adjusting to becoming a parcel business instead of a letter business.

“Parcel volumes have increased by 20% while letters have gone exactly the oppositie way,” said Mr Smillie.

“The business has been adjusting to becoming a parcel business that delivers a few letters as opposed to a letter business that delivers a few parcels.”

The company has been working hard to prepare and be ready for this shift and it has been reflected in its financial success over the past few years.

Pictured top: Christmas remains an intensely busy time for Guernsey Post.

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