All of our Post Offices are being shut down. The reason? ... People are not using them.
Hmmm, why could that possibly be? Above inflation price increases on postage, year on year? £1 to pay a bill via a Giro? Scandalous charges for postal orders. Stationary and goods that cost twice the price of high street retailers? Uncompetitively priced financial services?
Is it any wonder that people go elsewhere? What's their answer ... to shut them down! [angry}
Is there anything wrong with pricing their product competitively? Maybe people would use the PO if they couldn't save money by going elsewhere.
Example ... my in-laws wanted some travel insurance. They paid £190 at Insure2Go. The PO wanted £260. PO is expensive, simple as that.
My answer, don't rip people off. Then people will use the effing places.
My opinion is that the plan has always been to shut down all bar the main PO branches. Charge tip top prices, then shut them because people don't use them. Hmmm ...
It is after all a money making venture [rollseyes in sarcastic fashion, sighing loudly]. My opinion is that the PO system is being systematically stripped to the bone by sharks.