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Australian Post authorizes several people or organizations to operate the post office services privately under Licensed Post Office category.
Things to Know About Post Offices for Sale in Australia Post Offices are the most essential service providers to the public as they can send messages to their loved ones and business associates through them. But if you are searching for post offices for sale in Australia then you should know some basic things about these public utility services providers in Australia. Postal services in Australia Australian Post authorizes several people or organizations to operate the post office services privately under Licensed Post Office category. There are more than 3000 privately owned and operated licensed post offices that are operated in combination with some other business like pharmacy, general store, news agency or Lotto agency. Most of these LPOs ranging from small rural post office to large suburban post office are linked through the EPOS (electronic point of sale) system of Australian Post. Some of the small manually operated LPOs also offer limited banking services to the local residents. Though these licenses are provided by the Australian Post but the licensees are not its employees. They are provided with fee, commission and discount on sale of the postal products and services at their own premises with their own set-up and staff. Services provided by LPOs Customers to these LPOs in Australia are offered products and services in a wide variety alongwith postal products and services, like banking, bill payment, postal packaging, mail services and money orders, which may include greeting cards, photocopying, small gifts, stationery etc. Most of the LPOs also provide PO Box and mail redirection services till extended working hours to their customers. Things to know about post office for sale If you are planning to buy an Australian post office for sale then you should go through weekend newspapers as they are usually advertised under the column of Businesses for Sale in them, whenever they are available. Usually licensed post offices are sold through an agent but severally some vendors also offer their post offices to be sold privately. The price of the post office for sale depends on several aspects like: Ownership of Premises – owned or leased Locality – suburban, regional, country Size of the business connected to it Mode of operation- Electronic or manual operation Income from the business attached Income from post office part of the business Condition of the premises Size of the premises Number of PO Boxes allowed The territory or term of LPO is not fixed by Australian Post as the licensee is free to sell his post office license subject to the approval of Australian Post.
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