Friday, February 8, 2008

Philpost offers flowers express delivery for Valentines Day

Cebu City (6 February) -- One can order fresh flowers for express delivery at a cheaper rate for Valentines Day at any of the three postal offices in the cities of Cebu, Mandaue and Lapulapu.

The Philippine Postal Corporation (PPC-7) in its annual special project dubbed "Flowers Express" aims to cater to clients who wish to greet their loved ones with a bunch of fresh flowers on Valentines Day.

PPC-7 market specialist Rachel Betos bared one can now book their orders for fresh flowers at any of the three postal offices and for the type of flower arrangement preferred. A corresponding price list on the type of flowers and particular flower arrangement is also posted at the respective postal centers.

Betos cited that a single American Rose wrapped in plastic costs P100 and P150 for a Holland Rose while the price is already inclusive of the delivery charge.

Flower shops who offer the same services for Valentines Day will cost over P200 for a single American Rose alone, the PPC-7 market specialist declared.

At present, the PPC has already received more than 50 bookings as Betos urged those interested to book in advance or at least one day ahead of Valentines Day while 11:00 a.m. is the cut off time, Betos disclosed.

Last year, the PPC-7 has earned more than P30T sales from the project while the heavy bulk of the orders came from the Cebu City Central Post Office.

The project formerly called 'Oplan Pagmamahalan' started in 1996 and since then, has been an extra service for a special occasion offered by the PPC-7, according to Betos.

The three city postal offices will also accommodate those who want to send gift items for Valentines Day with delivery charge ranging between P50 to P100 depending on the size of the item, this is learned.

Meanwhile, PPC-7 information officer Josephine Layco said there is a new guideline for the application of a postal ID which now requires a background investigation on the applicant to verify the accuracy of the information given.

Layco said based on reports, suspected criminals that have been apprehended are using the postal ID for their own selfish purposes which prompted their agency to implement stricter measures in obtaining a postal ID.

The postal ID is particularly useful to those who are unemployed who have no identification card but have plenty of bank transactions, Layco bared.

Those who want to apply for a postal ID may visit the nearest postal office for further inquiries, Layco further said. (PIA-Cebu/FCR)

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