Postmen/Postwomen deliver mails and parcel posts to residences and businesses. They perform mail delivery and collect signatures from the recipients. They perform other duties in connection with mail services from post offices or related organisations.

Scope notes

Includes people using bicycles and motorcycles.

Alternative label

  • delivery man

  • bike messenger

  • postal service worker

  • in house messenger

  • mailwoman

  • bicycle messenger

  • mailman

  • postal carrier

  • in house courier

  • postwoman

  • bike courier

  • driver messenger

  • postman

  • courier

  • mail carrier

  • delivery woman

  • urban bike messenger

  • motorcycle messenger

Regulatory aspect

To see if and how this occupation is regulated in EU Member States, EEA countries or Switzerland please consult the Regulated Professions Database of the Commission. Regulated Professions Database:


Essential skills and competences

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Optional skills and competences



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