New Cornwall Collects delivery service from Whistl and Imprimus

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Everyone in Cornwall complains that they are always last when it comes to new services and (largely because it’s a remote area of the country) they’re unable to compete on an equal footing. Whistl, the alternative to Royal Mail has decided to fix that with a new Cornwall Collects delivery service.

Imprimus, a Cornish printing & communication solutions company, has partnered with Whistl to create a new mail and parcel collection and consolidation service to be called Cornwall Collects. The new service will give businesses in Cornwall of all sizes the opportunity to have their mail and parcels collected from their door, saving money by sending it alongside the one million letters and parcels already leaving the Imprimus headquarters in Redruth each week.

With collection vans initially serving routes across Bodmin, Camborne, Liskeard, Redruth, St. Austell, Truro – and locations in between – Cornwall Collects will offer the same delivery times associated with Royal Mail 2nd class post and a potential for cost savings. It sounds an attractive proposition giving Cornish businesses an alternative for economy services although of course with ecommerce expectations running at all time highs they’ll still need to offer a next day service.

“Although costs will vary by volume and location, we estimate that most businesses could save around 10% compared to standard Royal Mail 2nd class postage costs – and it’s more convenient, too. In short, nobody need use a franking machine, or visit the post office anymore.”
– Tony Plummer, Managing Director, Imprimus

Far from being just a cost-saving measure, Cornwall Collects’ service means local businesses and online retailers alike can have a mail and parcel collection straight from their door. It is designed to be simple and easy to use service and a seamless transition from other collection services

“Whistl has always been a champion for business efficiency and have a track record of bringing the benefits large businesses can access to the wider business community. We are very delighted to be working with Imprimus to bring the benefits of downstream access bulk mail and parcel services to Cornwall for the first time. Now, small online retailers and ebay sellers will be able to enjoy the cost and service efficiencies currently only experienced by larger companies.”
– Nigel Polglass COO Whistl

The service is now live, with the vans on the road providing Cornwall’s businesses an alternative mail collection service. Sadly however, the press blurb had no contact information so we don’t know if you should contact Whistl or Imprimus to kick start the new service.


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