[Tagging] Feature Proposal - RFC - amenity=courier
John F. Eldredge
john at jfeldredge.com
Fri Mar 10 17:05:20 UTC 2017
The services offered by post offices vary from country. Post offices in the
US handle letters and packages, but don't offer any of the other services
you mention. The main distinction in the USA is that "post office"
conventionally refers only to offices of the United States Postal Service,
which is quasi-governmental. A private company that rents out postboxes
would be referred to as a "mail center". The private companies that offer
package delivery are typically more expensive than the USPS, but are faster
and more reliable about delivering on schedule.
On March 10, 2017 7:02:12 AM Philip Barnes <phil at trigpoint.me.uk> wrote:
> On Friday, 10 March 2017, Paul Johnson wrote:
>> On Fri, Mar 10, 2017 at 4:04 AM, muzirian <muzirian at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > The fact that people are relying these services more than post offices to
>> > send/recieve things (which is the most important purpose) made me think
>> > that they have the significance to be called as amenity, but it is
>> > debatable. What i wish is to make a standard for them , no matter if its
>> > tagged as amenity or office.
>> That's my rationale for the amenity=post_office operator=* combination.
>> They're functionally similar to functionally identical these days.
> Not really, you only go to a post office to send large items that is very
> occadional if you are not running a business.
> A post office on the other hand is a bank, you go there to withdraw cash,
> get foreign currency, tax your car, collect your pension, pick up
> government forms, renew your passport.
> Phil (trigpoint)
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