Muscat: With the start of the New Year, Oman Post has reminded customers to visit the Oman Post website: https://omanpost.com/box or their nearest post office to renew their subscriptions before February 1. This is to avoid penalty fees or losing their postal box permanently.
Majid Al Mamari, Supervisor of Post Boxes Unit at Oman Post, said, “Postal boxes continue to be an essential service that connects people from across the Sultanate. Although Oman Post is looking to offer more digital services, traditional services still remain in high demand. Customers till date enjoy receiving handwritten letters and opening packages from loved ones, in a centuries-old tradition that is very much alive today.”
Oman Post representatives will be at City Centre Muscat to encourage and raise awareness over the importance of renewing subscriptions.
Every year, the Sultanate receives more than 550,000 to 600,000 packages annually from abroad. The number will only increase, as online shopping and social media trends continue to change. This is evident, as in 2018, there was a remarkable increase of 227 per cent in the value of Oman Post’s parcel services.
According to the Global Postal Industry Report 2018, apart from mail, the three main sources of industry revenue are parcels and express, financial services and logistics and freight. Mail still represents over 40 per cent of industry revenue.
With 83 branches and more than 70,000 post boxes across the Sultanate, Oman Post offers customers a number of traditional postal services, such as the delivery and receipt of regular and urgent parcels within 24 hours in 15 major cities across the country. In addition, it provides door-to-door services and a number of government and commercial services to facilitate processes.