Eastbourne’s Royal Mail delivery office is set to open on Sundays as it extends its working hours.
The pilot scheme will start this Sunday, September 7.
Royal Mail’s network of around 1,400 delivery offices is currently open six days a week.
The initiative will extend the opening of around 100 delivery offices with the highest parcels volumes across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland to seven days a week.
The delivery office in Southfields Road will open between 12pm and 4pm from this Sunday.
The initiative is designed to make it easier for online shoppers not at home during the day to get their parcels.
This is part of an on-going programme by Royal Mail to be more customer responsive and provide more options for people to receive items they have ordered online
In June, Royal Mail Group’s express parcels business, Parcelforce Worldwide, also launched a Sunday delivery service for online shoppers through participating e-retailers.
The service is available to contract customers across the UK.
“We are continuing to be more customer responsive and provide more options for people to receive items they have ordered online,” said operations director Tony Fox.
“I am delighted to pilot Sunday afternoon opening at around 100 of our delivery offices across the UK with the highest parcel volumes, including Eastbourne.”
Last month, Royal Mail announced it is to make its Local Collect ‘click and collect’ service with Post Offices available to its 20,000 SME contract customers.
This will enable many of the UK’s leading small and medium size online businesses to offer shoppers the option of collection from any of 10,500 Post Office branches.
Royal Mail is enabling shoppers to have greater control over the delivery of their items.