Post and parcel operator Emirates Post Group (EPG) has launched a new service called ‘MyHome’, where the residents of certain villa communities in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) can have a mailbox installed that enables them to receive or send mail from their home.
The mailbox can be attached to the compound wall or near the main door of the customer’s villa, free of charge, and contains separate compartments for incoming and outgoing mail. Mail can then be sent or collected either three times a week or daily depending on the service selected. The customer pays an annual rental fee of AED750 (US$200) for mail delivery three times a week, and AED1250 (US$340) for delivery six times a week.
The MyHome service provides customers with a number of additional services including online access to the mailbox, weekly ‘eShaar’ SMS notifications on received mail, the option to retain the PO Box number in case of change of location and locating the PO Box using GPS.
Ibrahim Bin Karam, chief commercial officer, EPG, said, “We are pleased to offer this premium service in selected villa communities. This is part of our efforts to deliver mail directly to subscribers’ homes under a pilot project. We are confident that residents of these selected communities will find this service useful and convenient.
“The MyHome service was introduced in response to the demand for door delivery of mail. It eliminates the need to drive to the post office to collect mail. MyHome brings mail to the subscriber’s doorstep, offering a great convenience.”
February 22, 2016