Jersey Post

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Jersey Post International Limited
Type Limited Liability Company
Industry Mail
Predecessors Committee for Postal Administration
Founded July 1, 2006 (2006-07-01)
Headquarters Postal Headquarters, La Rue Grellier, La Rue des Pres Trading Estate[1], Parish of St Saviour, Jersey
Key people Mike Liston
(Chairman)
Kevin Keen
(Chief Executive)[2]
Website www.jerseypost.com

Jersey Post or Jersey Post Group is the licensed universal service provider of mail service for the Bailiwick of Jersey.

History[edit]

Jersey Post was established (as the Committee for Postal Administration) by the Post Office (Jersey) Law 1969,[3] in 1969 as a result of an Order in Council which enabled the Crown dependencies to establish independent postal services.

Jersey is postcoded as the JE postcode area, established between 1990 and 1994 as an extension of the United Kingdom postcode system.[4][5] Previously, Jersey did not have postcodes (despite an unsuccessful experiment using delivery round numbers).[citation needed]

Jersey Post International Limited was incorporated as a Limited Liability Company by the States of Jersey on 1 July 2006 when the Postal Services (Jersey) Law 2005 [6] came fully into force allowing competition in this sector for the first time. It is licensed by the Jersey Competition Regulatory Authority as a Class II postal operator and, as such, is designated to hold significant market power and thus is liable for the universal service on the Island.[7]

Jersey Philatelic Bureau[edit]

In 1969, with the establishment of Jersey Post, UK postage stamps ceased to be valid in the Crown dependencies. The Bailiwicks had previously produced stamps and operated independent postal systems during the 1940–1945 Occupation of the Channel Islands.

Jersey Post has an established and active philatelic bureau which issues new designs on a regular basis.

In 2012, Jersey Post produced a special limited edition stamp for Queen Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee, featuring a real diamond. The sheets sold out by pre-ordering before their February 2012 publication.[8]

Postal and other services[edit]

Jersey Post is member of the Small European Postal Administration Cooperation, which is an organisation that represents small post offices like Jersey Post and Guernsey Post in Europe.

Jersey Post offers free webmail and, unusually, POP3 mail services called JerseyMail.

Jersey Post entered other markets while still a States department. These include Promail, its mailing house set up in 1996, and Offshore Solutions, its fulfillment service. Promail provides a high-class bulk mail service for the offshore financial community. In 2007 its fulfillment service was affected by changes in States policy and as a consequence it decided to withdraw from this market with the potential loss of over 60 jobs unless a private buyer can be found.

In 2006 Jersey Post added a new premium service (FedEx Express) which Jersey Post calls J-express, It was created for its key high-quality business services, aimed to increase awareness of the benefits J-express can bring to companies who operate in the Island and a more secure way to send items internationally.

In December 2009, Jersey Post launched Jersey's first virtual telephone network, a pay as you go mobile telephone service called Me:Mo. In 2011, this telecoms service was terminated, and customer accounts were transferred to Airtel-Vodafone. [9]

In 2011, Jersey Post ran into controversy after classifying a CD of Bible readings as offensive material, delaying their delivery to church groups on the island. [10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Annual Report 2011
  2. ^ Our board
  3. ^ Post Office (Jersey) Law 1969
  4. ^ Celebrating 40 years of Jersey Post
  5. ^ Written Answer [87341], House of Commons Hansard, London, 17 December 2002, column 739W.
  6. ^ Postal Services (Jersey) Law 2004
  7. ^ Jersey Competition Regulatory Authority
  8. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-jersey-16553508
  9. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-jersey-13273906
  10. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-jersey-14847118