Deutsche Post to set up some 1,500 points of sale by the end of 2008
Additional points of sale to offer stamps and prepaid DHL Paketmarken(PresseBox) (Bonn, )
Additionally to some 14,000 retail outlets already in existence the new points of sale will give Deutsche Post customers a supplementary source to obtain stamps and DHL Paketmarken. Stamps will continue to be available around the clock at 3,700 stamp vending machines and DHL Paketmarken at some 1,000 Packstations, set to rise to 2,500 by 2009. Pre-franked packages and parcels can be taken to Packstations independently of retail outlet opening hours. Shipments with DHL Paketmarken can also be sent at any time of day or night via the 1,000 DHL Paketboxes across Germany in the same way that franked letters are posted in collection boxes.
With the new point of sale format the company hopes to further expand its service to customers, strengthen its own business and better position itself with regard to its competitors. Through cooperation with local businesses Deutsche Post customers who are simply buying stamps will benefit from the favorable opening hours at local retailers and can thus make use of additional contact points for two of the most frequently requested mail products.
Business people who are interested in having a point of sale can find out more on the Internet and can apply via www.deutschepost.de/filialpartner.