Finnish postal operator Posti is set to begin accepting orders on its website for a new lawn mowing service carried out by its mail workers. The service will attempt to generate more work for mail delivery operations in light of declining letter volumes.
Mail workers will perform the lawn mowing service in conjunction with mail deliveries on Tuesdays, starting on May 17, 2016, and ending in August. Orders for lawn mowing services will be booked as monthly packages and will be taken into account when planning mail delivery routes.
The service will be performed using the customer’s lawn mower and within the time selected by the customer. Customers can book a month’s worth of 30 minute sessions for 65 (US$73), or 130 (US$146) for 60 minute sessions.
Anu Punola, director at Posti, said, “Lawn mowing is the first home service that consumers can order from Posti. We will pilot the service this summer throughout the country. The idea for the lawn mowing service came from mail delivery employees. We believe many customers will be happy to outsource lawn mowing when we make it convenient for them to do so.
“Posti hopes Finland will see great weather this summer and that our customers enjoy the hottest time of the year. This summer, we invite you to rely on our nationwide network of professionals to help you maintain your lawn.”
April 25, 2016