The postman figure has always been synonymous with joy, because when it comes to your door usually brings good news, a package, a referral… This is the classic image of the postman in Spain trolling the streets to deliver letters and other shipments to neighbors.
But recently, her figure has been changing, especially in rural areas, and she is associated with many. new services that make life easier, Especially if you live in a town.
exists in Spain about 6,000 rural postmen, a profession that has become an important service For citizens, thanks to this transformation that Correos has promoted in recent years. Their work has emerged as an important tool for economic development to prevent depopulation in rural areas and promote financial inclusion for all residents. Because postal workers in villages are now facilitating many transactions.
What can a rural postman do for you?
Of course, a very important part of the postman’s job is still the sending and delivery of both regular and certified or urgent letters; and above all with the rise of e-commerce in the last decade, they have become package carriers, With the many purchases, sales and exchanges or returns that Spaniards make every day.
Regarding shipments, they continue to facilitate the sale of packaging and seals, as well as parcel shipments. Likewise, they continue to offer other transactions such as collecting invoices or sending money, but in addition to that; Now they have added many other facilities: tribute can be paid through them; carry out procedures for electrical and telephone services; To complete the procedures with the General Directorate of Traffic; access to offers from insurers and your fiber and mobile operator Correos Telecom; You can even buy train tickets.
But how is it possible for a rural postman to give us all these services at home? The great revolution in recent years, 22,000 new portable mobility devices (PDAs). with their PDA, Postmen bring all these conveniences to the door of the houses.previously only available in computerized Post Offices.
In this way, thanks to postmen and country wallets, Those who live in the Spanish countryside do not need to go to an office, because services come directly to their home. Terminals make rural delivery much easier as they allow payment by card. In addition, PDAs have improved the distribution and classification of parcels.
In the first seven months of 2022 alone, 6,000 postmen and rural wallets in Spain processed more than 400,000 transactions.
In just the first seven months of 2022, 6,000 postmen and rural wallets in Spain processed more than 400,000 transactions at home and in auxiliary offices. With an average of 115 postmen and rural portfolios per province, it is estimated that there was much more displacement in low-density environments, each of which carried out more than 67 operations at that time. The year is expected to end with close to one million deliveries and services.
For all these reasons, Currently, rural postmen work as an extension of post offices. A reality that is valued more than ever in less populated areas where accessibility is paramount. Older people or those living in more isolated areas now have access to the same options as in an urban Post Office.
Update in offices
Of course, all these processes can also be carried out in offices owned by Correos in the municipalities in rural Spain. Its headquarters is a crucial piece for facing demographic challenges. as they help reduce the gap between urban areas and less populated areas.
In this sense, the connectivity and digitalization of these offices has been accelerated. started this year Updating 2,295 customer service points in the countryside. For example, offices in cities such as Benahadux (Almería), Gerena (Sevilla), Benajarafe (Málaga), Catoira (Pontevedra), Liérganes (Cantabria) and Lesaka and Los Arcos (Navarra) were computerized. In this way, they remain fully digitized and connected to Post Office systems to ensure that citizens have equal access to all services, regardless of where they reside in Spain.
Correos digitizes 2,295 customer service points in rural areas
Within the scope of this renewal, one of the targets is Bringing Public Administrations closer to the public, Access to the ORVE affiliate registry, pay taxes, collect receipts, access financial services through Correos Cash, purchase DGT badges, and more new products and services.
at the service of entrepreneurs
In the field of entrepreneurship and economic activity, this update of offices is important, as well as the development of other new Correos services. They launched last year Cold MessageIt is a new logistics solution that provides controlled temperature posts to the entire Peninsula (including Portugal and Andorra).
Available for both individuals and companies, thermal boxes with sensors made it possible to ship and receive sensitive products such as pharmaceuticals, vaccines, cosmetics and healthcare with all warranties. Food is another area where Correos Frío opens up a world of possibilities. For wholesalers, for local businesses or for individuals Those who do not want to give up anything even if they live in isolated areas.
Another of its great bets designed for manufacturers, craftsmen and of course consumers. Post Office Market. Inside Post Office Marketplace Bouquets of flowers, cosmetics, stamps, furniture, books, technological devices, fashion, food and beverages… It is a secure platform where all kinds of products are bought and sold… It is much easier to open e-commerce and everything is included. facilities.
For this reason It doesn’t matter where you live anymore: Correos combines its services and diversifies its activities to reach all citizens and pays special attention to rural areas to prevent depopulation.
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