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Proposal status: Abandoned (inactive)
Proposed by: muzirian
Tagging: office=courier
Applies to: nodearea
Definition: An office for a courier service.

Draft started: 2017-04-14
RFC start: 2017-04-14


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 an office of a courier service which may offer various services like booking, drop off and pickup, etc.


A courier is a person or a company which delivers messages, packages, and mail.

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) . So a separate tag will help to avoid confusion between them.

In common language too people don't refer courier services as post offices, so its better not to mix them and cause confusion.

Currently it's tagged as amenity=courier,office=courier and amenity=post_office. Proposal was first made for amenity=courier, which didn't gain enough votes.

office=courier was another suggestion, so going on with it now.


Pictures added

Puerto Vallarta DHL.jpg
The UPS Store in Tanasbourne - Hillsboro, Oregon.JPG


Use it on a nodeor area with office=courier

name=* can be used to name the store or local operator.

operator=* can be used for the local operator. brand=* can be used to mark the brand its affiliated with, if any.

Or can use tag like courier:brand=name to add name of brand to avoid collision when used along with other amenities or facilities which have brand tag already used.

Applies to

Use this tag at offices of courier services,where there is a public access counter.

This shouldn't be used for vending machines like parcel pickup/dropoff stations.See vending=parcel_pickup and vending=parcel_mail_in. This shouldn't be used for post offices.Use amenity=post_office for them.

This shouldn't be used for warehouses or sorting/forwarding centres where there is no public service counters.


Features/pages affected

External discussions


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