PHUKET: The Thai Post Office will increase the fees for its express mail service (EMS) and for registered mail within Thailand, with effect from Monday.
Visal Pongtiwattanakul, the Postmaster of Phuket Post Office, told the Gazette that it has been four years since postal fees have been increased, despite rises in Post Office costs.
However, he said, the changes also include increases in the maximum compensation available for lost mail in the same categories.
The changes for posting items not heavier 20 grams using the following services are as follows:
– EMS will increase from 20 baht to 27 baht. Maximum compensation for lost EMS mail will increase from 800 baht to 1,000 baht.
– Registered mail will rise from eight baht to 13 baht. Maximum compensation for lost mail will increase from 200 baht to 300 baht.
– Registered, certified mail will increase from five baht to eight baht. Maximum compensation for lost registered, certified mail will increase from 100 baht to 150 baht.
– Registered, insured mail will increase from 10 baht to 15 baht. Compensation for lost registered, insured mail will increase to a maximum of 5,000 baht.
Postal fees for heavier items sent using these services will also increase. Details of the new fees are available at local post offices.
K. Visal said that fees for postage of parcels will not change, but that the maximum compensation available for lost parcels will increase from 800 baht to 1,000 baht.
He added that is now possible to “track and trace” EMS and registered items 24 hours after posting at any Post Office, through the website at www.thailandpost.com, or by calling 1545 between 8:30am and 7pm, Monday to Friday.
The website and telephone service both have English-language facilities.