When our regular post office failed to survive the recent cull, we switched to using Shirley Road. This post office sits in a small row of shops, and has street parking outside, although finding a space can be difficult at peak times.
Perhaps because of its location next to a small general store, this post office doesn't sell much else apart from postal items; you won't be able to pick up your missed during the weekly shop bits and pieces here. However, it more than makes up for this by being the friendliest post office we have ever used.
We send out a lot of items in the post (home business and ebay wardrobe clearance) meaning that we can have 10-15 items per trip. The staff in this post office are really efficient, meaning that other customers in the queue are kept happy (we try to go when it is quieter). Many post offices will complain if you bring more than a couple of items, but not here. The staff take a sensible approach, asking you whether items are all the same, and whizzing through the recording and certificates of posting at great speed. All of this is while chatting away, and remembering all their regular customers.
Certainkly well worth adopting as your regular post office.
I have used Shirley Rd Post Office for approx 12 years now, and I agree with the statement above, it really is the friendliest post office There are 2 other Post Offices closer to me, Acocks Green and Gospel Lane, but Customer service counts, and therefore I will continue to use Shirley Rd. Customer Service, very helpful, polite and friendly!
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