Isle of Man Post Office (IOMPO) is working hard to ensure all its customers cards and parcels are delivered in time for Christmas.
To help cater for the larger volumes at Christmas, IOMPO has recruited extra staff for the period, with many existing staff working additional hours and non-operational employees throughout the business helping to unload and sort letters and parcels. It is working closely with Royal Mail and its other partners to try to ensure a steady flow of mail conveyed promptly to and from the Island, and working hard to recover after unavoidable delays like the weather. During the Christmas period, IOMPO will deliver more than 2 million items on-Island.
Geoff Rickard, General Manager of Mails for IOMPO, said: “We apologise if items have taken longer than expected to get to our customers but have been working hard to get back on track. As of today (Monday), we are sorting and delivering cards posted on-Island from Saturday. We have received large volumes of mail and parcels from the UK over the weekend, and there were many cards posted locally that we have collected this morning, which we have teams of staff dealing with throughout today and tomorrow.”
He continued: “Customers can collect parcels until 19:30hrs this evening at Postal Headquarters and we are open again tomorrow (Christmas Eve) from 0700-1500hrs.Please check our website. For customers living in postcodes IM1-5 and IM7-8, they can still request a redelivery of their parcels for tomorrow (Christmas Eve) should they have received a notice left card and have been unable to collect it by logging onto our website: https://www.iompost.com/tools-forms/arrange-redelivery/ and opting for a delivery on Tuesday 24th December. We would like to take this opportunity to wish all our customers a very Merry Christmas and thank them for their custom and at times patience, during our busiest time of year.”