Nearly 20 post offices in Cumbria are offering customers the option of sending packages using Evri for the first time.

This means customers can choose Evri as a parcel carrier over the counter, adding the service to options which includes Royal Mail.

The Post Office branches accepting Evri parcels are:

· Newtown

· Ellenborough

· Langwathby

· Arnside

· Thornhill

· Corby Hill

· Lakes Parade

· Harrington

· Cumwhinton Road

· Rinkfield

· Ulverston

· Burrowgate

· Oxford Street

· Milnthorpe

· Sandylands

· Morton

· Croftlands Park

· Botcherby

Evri has also announced the last dates for sending a parcel with Evri for it to have a delivery attempt before Christmas.

The all-important dates are:

· December 19 – last day for courier collections

· December 20 – send a parcel standard delivery from a ParcelShop by 11am

· December 21 – send a parcel next day delivery from a ParcelShop by 11am

David Saenz, chief growth officer at Evri, said: “We’re pleased to give local people more choice and convenience when sending a parcel.

“Whether you’re sending a Christmas gift to a loved one or selling second-hand items online, we’re committed to delivering a high-quality, cost-effective, and reliable service with great quality benefits such as tracking as standard and giving consumers yet another reason to keep using Post Offices, so they remain at the heart of our communities.”