ROYAL MAIL has unveiled 128 ‘parcel post boxes’ in Yorkshire, with 18 of those being in Bradford.

The move allows small business owners and marketplace sellers to post pre-paid parcels through securely designed parcel post boxes, in the same way that one could post a letter.

The post boxes are built with a secure design and a wider hole for posting parcels and packages.

The news follows a successful trial of parcel post boxes in 2018 and represents the first major change of use for the post box since it was introduced 160 years ago.

Mark Street, Head of Campaigns at Royal Mail, said: “The introduction of the first parcel post boxes in Yorkshire means that customers can now send parcels with pre-paid postage and their returns in the same way that they do letters. The new parcel post boxes provide added flexibility to online sellers who might be running a business in their spare time and not keeping regular office hours.”

Parcel post boxes can now be found across the Bradford district, giving customers a new way of posting their parcels and packages, as long as they are pre-paid through Royal Mail's Click & Drop online labelling system.

Customers will also be able to post some return parcels, providing they have a Royal Mail barcode, at any time, seven days a week.

The locations of the Bradford parcel post boxes are as follows:

‘Bradford business box’, Market Street, Bradford, BD1 1EG

‘Bradford North business box’, Valley Road, Bradford, BD1 1AJ

‘Broad Lane business box’, Mayfair Way, Bradford, BD4

‘Campus Road business box’, Campus Road, Bradford, BD7

‘Castlefields business box’, Castlefields Trading Estate, Unit L1A, Bingley, BD16 2AG

‘Enterprise 5 business box’, Bradford Road, Bradford, BD10 8EG

‘Hillam Road business box’, Hillam Road Industrial Estate, Bradford, BD2 1QN

‘Keighley DO business box’, North Beck Mills, Keighley, BD21 1SG

‘Leeds Old Road business box’, Rushton Avenue, Bradford, BD3

‘Low Moor business box’, New Works Road, Low Moor, Bradford, BD12

‘Marsh Mills business box’, A638, Cleckheaton, BD19 5BJ

‘Merrydale business box’, Merrydale Road, Bradford, BD4 6SA

‘Mill Lane business box’, Mill Lane, Bradford, BD4

‘Mornington Villas business box’, A650, Bradford BD8 7BQ

‘Royd Ings business box’, Royd Ings Avenue, Keighley, BD21

‘St. Michaels business box’, White Abbey Road, Bradford, BD8 8DR

‘Upper George Street business box’, Fair Road, Bradford, BD6

‘Victoria Street business box’, Wharf Street, Shipley BD17 7DN