Postcode help on the way

Want to keep family, friends and business colleagues in the loop about the new postcode? The Cayman Islands Postal Service wants to help.

Over the next three weeks the CIPS will provide postbox renters with two postcards, an Addressing Guide brochure and a personalised refrigerator magnet, said a CIPS press release.

This Thursday, postbox renters will be receiving two postcards showing their correct return address including the new postcode. The return address shows the proper way to address mail coming to the Cayman Islands. Customers will be responsible for purchasing the postage necessary to mail the cards.

The brochure, which depicts examples of how to address mail including General Delivery and Express Mail, will be distributed in post office boxes on 24 August. The Addressing Guide will also be available in all post offices this Friday, 18 August. A more extensive version of the Addressing Guide is available online: www.caymanpost.gov.ky.

The personalised refrigerator magnets will again show all postbox renters their new postcodes and the proper way their mail should be addressed. They will be placed in customers’ boxes on Thursday, 31 August.

CIPS is also providing cards for General Delivery customers and for residents who receive mail at their company’s post office boxes. The wallet-sized cards will be available in all post offices this Friday.

Postmaster General Sheena Glasgow encourages residents of the three islands to begin using their postcodes as soon as possible.

‘We are trying to help residents learn to use their postcode and begin addressing their mail in the proper fashion,’ she said.

Ms Glasgow reiterated that while the postcode will be phased in gradually – between 18 months and two years – the sooner the public adopts its use the better and more effective mail delivery will be.

FYI

The Cayman Islands Postal Service has a new website to help its customers. The URL is www.caymanpost.gov.kyThe website will assist customers on several different fronts – it has a postcode locator, a postage calculator, a customer service section for both regular mail and parcels, and advice on how to send and receive mail. The website also has a philatelic section.

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