Ofo tags along with the post office

In a monthlong promotion, residents can send free postcards from Longmen Road Post Office, and special tags will be made to hang on ofo bikes in Shanghai.
Ti Gong

Send a  friend a postcard — for free — and possibly have the card converted into a tag to hang from an ofo bike in Shanghai.

China Post has joined with ofo, one of China's top two bike sharing companies, to co-launch a month-long event "Hello! Shanghai" from Wednesday.

The two companies say they want to better connect people and spread “positive energy” through the event.

Longmen Road post office, near Huaihai Road, has been decorated with yellow “ofo elements," such as stickers of cycling paths  and boards for visitors to attach photos.

The first batch of ofo bikes in Shanghai was launched near the post office last year. 

From Wednesday to September 9, residents can obtain and send ofo postcards at no charge from the post office. In addition to greetings to friends, senders are also encouraged to write down their best wishes to the future and to the city.

A total of 1,000 postcard notes will be set aside to be made into tags to hang on ofo bikes.

Limited editions of ofo stamps are also available in the post office that will be sold at 35 yuan (US$5.20) per set.

E-postcards can also be sent via ofo’s application or its official WeChat account. 

China Post and ofo said more cooperation between the two companies is expected to kick off soon.

Ti Gong
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