Nelson may have lost its post shop by thanks to a partnership with a local business, service is set to continue in the city.
From March 7, Paperplus absorbed the former NZ Post branch on Hardy St, which has been taken over by Kiwibank.
The shift means the new branch will have extended hours for customers whilst maintaining its services.
Paper Plus Nelson director David Moir says it has been a smooth transition.
“We have been busy since opening the doors last Thursday.”
David says they managed to retain the experienced NZ Post staff during the move.
“It’s great that people will see those familiar faces when they come in.”
All the services that were available at the Kiwibank branch will remain, with business as usual other than extended hours.
NZ Post head of retail, Mark Yagmich, says he’s thrilled to continue the partnership with David Moir and Sean Weir and their Paper Plus store.
“We already successfully work with local businesses in over 800 locations across the country.”
Mark says the model of working with local businesses is more financially sustainable for NZ Post, in an ever-changing mix of postal services usage.
“It’s also good for the businesses we work with, as they enjoy additional income both from transacting postal services on our behalf and by having more customers coming through their doors to pick up their parcel or send a postcard.”
Mark says customers will also benefit from Paper Plus being open longer on Saturday and also open on Sunday.