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Status: Proposed (under way)
Proposed by: muzirian
Tagging: amenity=courier
Applies to: NodeArea
Definition: A company that transports commercial packages and documents.
Drafted on: 2017-03-08


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.


Pictures added

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


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.

Applies to

Use it on a Nodeor Area 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.

operator=* or brand=* tag can be used to mark the shipping operator.


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