If you’ve been in to Shopper’s Drug Mart lately you may have noticed a new postal outlet located inside the store.
The Copper Mountain Postal Outlet opened officially on Friday, July 25 with local Gary Appleton as it’s first customer.
The outlets in Shoppers Drug Marts have been opened to provide relief to post office facilities Canada wide. With the ever growing popularity in on-line shopping, the outlets in Shoppers Drug Marts can provide for the overflow of rural parcels.
“There has been more need that what is available for rural parcels,” said local store manager, Yvonne Liddicoat. She explains that the outlet in Shoppers Drug Mart is, “not here to compete with the post office – it is here to help with the overflow.”
The clerks manning the outlet in Shoppers have all been trained by Canada Post. The same services you receive at the post office are available at the Copper Mountain Postal Outlet. “You can buy money orders, money grams, pay bills, send letters… anything you can do at the post office can be done here,” said Liddicoat, “ There are also 30 post boxes available to rent.” An extra bonus for customers is the extended service hours available.
The Copper Mountain Postal Outlet is open Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.