A new mailing and shipping service business is launching in Cayman.
PostNet Postal and Business Services will hold its grand opening on Saturday, 17 October from 10am to 4pm, offering refreshments and free registration for a prize draw.
PostNet is located in the Galleria Shopping Plaza on West Bay Road.
The new PostNet centre offers mailing and business services, including digital printing and document finishing services, computer/internet services and professional packaging and worldwide shipping via Federal Express, United Parcel Service and DHL.
Rod Jefferson, general manager of Postnet, said the business offers ‘literally something for everyone, from the small business owner, who needs our printing and business services and supplies to our senior citizen neighbours, who want safe, secure private mailboxes, to busy homemakers who want a one-stop place to take care of their postal and shipping needs.’
Mail boxes are the major service provided by PostNet, enabling customers to receive both local mail as well as UPS, Fedex and DHL packages.
‘We are the largest authorised dealer for UPS, Fedex and DHL in the world,’ said Mr Jefferson.
These carriers do not ship to regular PO boxes, but will mail to PostNet’s private mail boxes.
PostNet also provides each private mail box customer with a virtual address in Miami. Researching the Cayman market Mr Jefferson encountered the problems many people have ordering products to a Cayman postal address.
‘We give our customers a Miami address so they can ship directly to our address in Miami, which then forwards the mail to the PMB box here,’ Mr Jefferson explained.
‘We then send them an email to let them know that the package has arrived.’
This email notification also applies to any other mail that arrives at a personal mail box. The cost of the mail box service is $20 per month.
‘If you don’t receive local mail and you only want the address in Miami to ship to, we offer you just the virtual address, which is $12 a month,’ he said.
Mr Jefferson anticipates that mailboxes and packaging and shipping will be the most sought after services.
UPS, Fedex and DHL customers can drop off their mail at the store, where packages are collected by the carriers on a daily basis.
‘When you come to our register, I will pull up prices for all three of the carriers and you have them right in front of you to compare,’ he stated. PostNet thereby effectively creates a market place for the three main carriers.
In addition PostNet provides office supplies, stationery, greeting cards and various types of envelopes and boxes that can be used for shipping.
The business is authorised to pack for all three major carriers and the store has all the necessary packaging materials available. We can also custom-make boxes to fit whatever needs to be mailed, said Mr Jefferson.
Other services provided by PostNet include photocopying, worldwide fax services, laminating and binding.
“Like all PostNet center across the world,” Mr. Jefferson concluded, “we are dedicated to providing the best possible customer service and to keep adding new products and services that answer the business and personal needs of our community.”
More than 800 PostNet stores have been licensed world-wide. Each store is independently owned and operated. PostNet International Franchise Corporation is headquartered in Denver, Colorado.