Trafalgar Square/William IV Street PO (015010)
I am hoping to get to this office once more on the 24th April for two reasons - the new Pig Faststamps and to see whether the proposed two new kiosks have been installed. The post office is just off of Trafalgar Square. This office commenced using the Wincor kiosks on the 21st October 2009. Four kiosks were installed and up to the end of March 2012 are still in operation. A suggestion in a magazine and from conversations with staff suggested that two more kiosks are due soon.
The first two images show the office and the third shows the four kiosks in situ. If one intends to photograph these machines, it is prudent to ask permission. It saves on awkward problems.
One aspect of these machines that I have been trying to piece together, is the usage rates of these machines. There is no way that one can get a breakdown as to what services are being purchased but one can obtain an indication as to how often the kiosks are used each day. In addition, by studying the serial numbers printed on the stamps and when purchased, one can determine approximate dates when the counter was reset and, in one instance, when kiosks at a post office changed their office id and kiosk number (Cambridge 007113 changed to 008113 in February/March 2011).
The Trafalgar Square office is one that I have managed to monitor for some time through material sent to me and from visits. The table below lists the session numbers that I have for each kiosk associated with the date of purchased.
From this data, one can estimate that the usage is around the 100 sessions/day mark. If you can add data on session numbers and dates for any kiosk at any office, please post as a comment or via the normal pmechuk website.