Ireland's leading independent postal service CityPost have launched a new nationwide business postal service called PostPICK-UP.
CityPOST is offering free postal collection from businesses and delivery to anywhere in Ireland, or in 200 countries around the world.
Postal price increases were recently announced by An Post but CityPOST charges just 79c per letter delivery, 21% less than the universal provider.
Mail sent using CityPOST’s PostPICK-UP is individually barcoded and can be tracked, from collection to delivery.
Mail is scanned on collection, at sorting and on delivery.
CityPOST is Ireland’s largest independent postal service company as well as being the largest postal company in Portugal and Northern Ireland.
CityPOST CEO, Ian Glass said: "CityPOST is delighted to launch our flagship product for businesses, PostPICK-UP.
"It is clear that post still has an important role to play for businesses. It is also clear, that Irish businesses want to pay less for their postal service.
"CityPOST is delighted to deliver a choice that has been missing from the Irish postal market.”
Mr Glass added: "CityPOST’s strategy is to innovate, to disrupt, but also to partner with other providers, with the goal of creating a better system.
"Our experience in Portugal and as is evident among many European countries, is that competition is good for postal services and customers and ultimately drives postal volumes."
This interview appeared in the Irish Mirror on 18th of April 2017.