SINGAPORE - December is the month for gifts and more postmen have been added to ensure that you get your mail packages on time.
SingPost said in a release on Tuesday that it has deployed more postmen during the festive peak period, coupled with more than 320 management staff serving as Peak Period Service Ambassadors to prevent congestion at their busiest post offices.
Some 25 per cent more postmen will perform Saturday deliveries for mail packages this December, while SingPost's couriers and management staff will be roped in to deliver Speedpost parcels on Saturdays till end February 2015.
This adds to the supplementary workforce it has already hired and increases its courier delivery strength by 25 per cent, said SingPost.
SingPost was reported to have 1,200 postmen in a media report in November this year.
For the second year running, SingPost's management staff will don Christmas hats and roll up their sleeves at post offices, to help customers with their postal needs and speed up parcel collection over the counter.
They will be deployed from Dec 3 to 20, at the 16 busiest post offices here during lunch-time (11am to 2pm) on weekdays, evening rush hours (4pm to 7pm) on Wednesdays and Saturday mornings (10am to 1pm).
There will also be additional collections from posting boxes and 30 additional indoor sorters to expedite the processing of all mail and Speedpost items.
Customers who post their festive greeting cards from Dec 4 to 25 will get to save on postage, paying $0.30 (for up to 20g) and $0.37 (for up to 40g), down from the usual $0.60. Cards sent internationally - except to Brunei and Malaysia - will cost a flat rate of $0.70. Those to Brunei and Malaysia will cost $0.50 (for up to 20g) and $0.70 (for up to 50g).