Correos

29 Nov

Sociedad Estatal de Correos y Telégrafos, S.A., popularly known as Correos, is the national postal service of Spain. With 63,000 employees and 5.4 billion pieces of mail sent each year, Correos is one of the largest postal services in the world. Based in Madrid, it has over 10,000 postal centres all over Spain.

Correos has covered the whole of Spanish territory every day in public service for more than 300 years. In 1850, the first postage stamp appeared in Spain, bearing the image of Queen Isabella II. This had two important consequences. On one hand the cost of deliveries was reduced as the service was paid for by the sender rather than the person receiving the correspondence and on the other, the number of deliveries increased considerably. That year 18,500,000 deliveries were made. In 1889 the Cuerpo de Correos (the Postal Workforce) was created in Spain. From then on the presence of postmen increased in more and more towns and Correos started to become an indispensable element for the unity and structure of Spain.

Correos has continued to evolve until the present day and to adapt to new requirements in society; and these changes have acquired a frantic pace in the last few years. In 1992 it ceased to be a Government Department and became an independent commercial organisation, and five years after that it became a state company. In June 2001 a new form of management was introduced when the company became a Public Limited Company. Nowadays, Correos is moving forwards to a modern and innovative business concept, in tune with the reality of the 21st century.

Numbers

  • Almost 65,000 people work for Correos
  • 5.4 billion deliveries are handled by Correos every year
  • Correos has 12,800 vehicles for the transport and distribution of deliveries…
  • … that cover more than 340,000 km every day (equivalent distance of going around the world 9 times in a day).
  • Correos operates more than 10,000 postal centers
  • The online office counts 750,000 users every month.

tripNETer uses Correos as the standard delivery service to send the mobile WiFi device to the clients. With the certified delivery it is ensured, that the packages will be delivered. If the client is not at the delivery address, a note will be left and the package will be waiting for the client at the nearest post office to be picked up. The return is also available with Correos. The client has to go to the nearest post office and send the package with certified shipping to tripNETer’s address.

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