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SingPost to deliver mail packages on Saturdays

The Singapore public will be able to receive mail packages on Saturdays starting next week (July 12), said SingPost, as it moves to address evolving mail trends.

SINGAPORE: The Singapore public will be able to receive mail packages on Saturdays starting next week (July 12), Singapore's postal service provider SingPost announced at its fourth "Iftar" event where some 110 staff and associates came together to break fast on Friday (July 4).

With the growing popularity of online shopping, there has been an increase in local delivery mail packages, said SingPost. Between FY 2007/08 and FY 2013/14, the number of local delivery mail packages increased by over 50 per cent.

SingPost says many customers welcome Saturday delivery as they are usually at home to receive their packages. More than S$100 million will be invested over the next few years to upgrade infrastructure and improve customer service standards, SingPost added.

Among the changes would be introducing three-wheelers, which are more stable and easier to use. They also come with a bigger pannier box, allowing postmen to carry more items and reduce the number of return trips to base. 

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