Retailers invited to buy post offices

Retailers invited to buy post offices
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The National Federation of Subpostmasters (NFSP) has recruited 15 retailers to run post offices through its Buy a Post Office service.

Retailers who use the service, which was launched in August, are provided with details of subpostmasters who are selling their post offices. They are then given advice on how to successfully put forward a case for taking over the vacant site. Support includes help on writing a business plan and interview tips. 

The scheme has so far helped three retailers in the south of England take over post offices and the NFSP plans to convert the remaining 12 within the next six-to-nine months.

David Gold, retail consultant for the NFSP, told RN marketing for the service will also increase next year. “We want to help retailers increase the likelihood of being able to take over a post office from a retailer who might be selling their business or retiring.

“One of the NFSP’s aims next year is to increase marketing of the service to raise awareness of the service to more potential retailers.”

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By Alex Yau 02 Jan, 2019


  • By Subpostmaster Ltd 18 Mar, 2019

    Hi Anyone looking to open a Post Office and needs finance, should contact us on 02921 05 1111. We are FCA approved finance brokers and can the experts in Post Office application.

  • By Jon Banks 05 Jan, 2019

    Have a good look into before you even think about getting involved with these people. High risk stuff that will soon become more apparent from March 2019 onwards.

  • By Parmjit Singh 04 Jan, 2019

    Trying to getLocal Post in my busy store,local Kingedward Road Post Office closed few years ago as I think he retired!!Please help.

    • By Sonu 05 Jan, 2019

      I would think very hard before taking over a post office...

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    • By Alan Titley 19 Feb, 2019

      I previously had a post office and when they computerised all, I decided to get out, unsafe systems and staff brainwashed by higher postal staff. Message to anybody thinking of buying "DONT"

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