SingPost ended 2018 with an opened can of worms.
Back in December 2018, Andy Lau, a Singapore Facebook user instead of a Hong Kong actor, alleged that its postman had delivered a collection slip instead of a parcel after knocking for mere seconds.
Soon after, netizens shared their stories of how SingPost postmen had merely passed the delivery slips instead of sending the parcels, and let’s just say that people are extremely triggered.
Of course, this boils down to individual postman as we know the postman in our office area is one of the best (and friendliest!) in Singapore, but I digress.
(Postman Bro for Bukit Batok Crescent, if you’re reading this, don’t worry we’ll still support you!)
If SingPost is hoping that 2019 would start well, and that everyone would forget about Andy Lau, they’re unfortunately wrong.
Because on 10 January 2019, Wanbao, undoubtedly best-est CSI expert in the whole of Singapore, reported something that’s going to take SingPost’s PR crisis to a whole new level.
About SingPost’s Business Service
If you’ve locked your letterbox and wondered why you’re still receiving flyers in it, don’t worry, your letterbox isn’t compromised: instead, people have paid SingPost to insert flyers directly into your mailbox.
Businesses would have to pay SingPost to do so, and they’re the only one who can do it since they’re the only company to have access to your letterbox. If other businesses want to market their services or products through flyers to households, they’ll have to get people to put the flyer on the flat’s gates instead, which obviously would take more resources.
So, a business owner had decided to use this service to promote his massage parlour business. He paid $7,000 to deliver a total of 65,000 flyers back on 19 November 2018, and was told that the distribution period would be from 26 November 2018 to 4 December 2018.
He had targeted the area of Sengkang / Punggol, and all was well…until shit hit the fan.
Flyers Not Received
The business owner lives in Sengkang and was puzzled that he did not receive any flyer. His relative who also lives in Sengkang allegedly did not receive any either. Two of his staff, who live in Punggol, reportedly also did not receive the flyers.
He then contacted SingPost and the company sent him photos of the flyers in the letterboxes.
Well, the story should end here because there’s nothing the business owner could do now since there’s proof, right?
Something’s wrong with the photos and no, they weren’t photoshopped.