|Status:||Proposed (under way)|
|Definition:||A company that transports commercial packages and documents.|
This is intended to create a standard tag for courier delivery services, which are not post offices/national post.
This should be used to tag a facilities which offer courier various services like booking,drop off and pickup etc
A courier is a person or a company which delivers messages, packages, and mail. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Courier
Courier services differs from post offices as, a post office is usually a customer service facility forming part of a national postal system, while courier services are mainly privately operated.Also many post offices offer additional services: providing and accepting government forms (such as passport applications), processing government services and fees (such as road tax), and banking services (such as savings accounts and money orders) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Post_office . So a seperate tag will help to avoid confusion between them.
In common language too people dont refer courier services as post offices, so its better not to mix them and cause confusion.
Currenty its tagged as amenity=courier,office=courier and amenity=post_office.And this tag was selected as this was the most used and seemed apt.
These services has fair share in mail/package business which might get them the significance to tag them under the key amenity than just using key office.The reason to avoid post office is given in rationale.
And the name courier is the common term used for these services and wont create confusion.
Use it on a or with amenity=courier
Use this tag at places where people can avial theses services and
name=* can be used to name the store if it which works as a franchise.
Please comment on the discussion page.