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World's best post offices

Last updated on: January 29, 2014 18:14 IST

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Many countries hold the record for best service and efficiency in postal services.

India has the largest postal network in the world with over 1, 55,015 post offices.

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Image: Sabine Standke, 32-year-old postwoman of the German postal and logistics group Deutsche Post, sorts mail at a sorting office in Berlin's Mitte district.
Photographs: Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters
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The United States Postal Service

Rank: 1

Evaluating the performance of universal postal service providers (USPs) in the G20 group of nations, Oxford Strategic Consulting (OSC) found that the United States Postal Service (USPS) achieved the best overall ranking among postal operators. 

The United States Postal Service (USPS) scored high due to its high operating efficiency and public faith in its performance.

The benchmark examines performance over three years against three key metrics - access to vital services, resource efficiency, and performance and public trust.

Formed in 1971, USPS employs 522,144 workers and operates 212,530 vehicles. The USPS also has the distinction of being the operator of the largest civilian vehicle fleet in the world.

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Japan Post

Rank: 2

Japan Post started off as a government-owned corporation from 2003–2007, offering postal and package delivery services, banking services and life insurance.

On October 1, 2007 Japan Post was privatised. However, privatisation was put on hold in 2010 and the Japanese Ministry of Finance took over the operations.
Japan Post scores high on parcel deliveries.

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Korea Post

Rank: 3

Korea Post is the national postal service of South Korea. It operates the postal service, banking and insurance services. Korea Post ranks high on parcel deliveries.

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Photographs: Courtesy, Korea Post

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Australia Post

Rank: 4

Founded in 1809, Australia Post has 4,429 metropolitan retail outlets and 2,561 retail outlets in rural and remote areas. 

It has postal services, digital services, retail, express post, logistics and printing services. Australia Post ranks high on efficiency and access.

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Image: Australia Post Mail Sorting Centre
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Deutsche Post 

Rank: 5

Founded in 1995, Deutsche Post DHL of Germany is the world's largest courier company.

The only privatised postal service among G-20 nations, Deutsche Post is listed in the DAX stock market index.

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Image: Corporate headquarters of Deutsche Post AG
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Royal Mail

Rank: 6

Founded in 1516, Royal Mail in United Kingdom has cut down on its network. 

The company's subsidiary, Royal Mail Group Limited, operates the brands Royal Mail (letters) and Parcelforce Worldwide (parcels).

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Image: Mount Pleasant postal sorting office in Clerkenwell.
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La Poste

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Founded in 1576, La Poste offers postal, parcel service, EMS, delivery, freight forwarding and third-party logistics.

The second largest employer in France, it also offers banking services. It ranks high on public trust on service.

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Canada Post

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The crown corporation operates as Canada’s primary postal operator. It offers courier express services, freight forwarding services and logistics services. 

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Correios Post

Rank: 9 

This Post Office which started operations in January 25 1663, is the largest employer in Brazil with more than 109,000 employees.

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Image: Correios Headquarters in Brasília
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Russia Post

Rank: 10

Russian Post is a founding member of the Universal Postal Union formed in 1874. Russian Post employs about 390,000 people across 42,000 post offices.

Russia’s postal service showed the fastest improvement among the G20 postal services.


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