Swiss Post considering deliveries every second day amid declining revenues
Will the mail be delivered every second day in Switzerland in the future?
Swiss Post has flagged a potential reduction in deliveries as a way of cutting costs as revenues continue to fall.
Some other potential changes are raising postage costs, cutting branches and cutting services, which would have the effect of slowing down shipments.
The changes are being considered by the Federal Office of Communication and could be implemented from 2025 onwards.
Despite more parcels being sent than ever in 2025, the internet has having an impact on other aspects of the post office’s services.
For instance, fewer letters are being sent, while in-person payments made at post offices have also decreased.
This is likely to continue in future, with the FOC predicting that Swiss Post may run into financial difficulties in the future.
The change could save Swiss Post up to CHF90 million per year.
While delivering letters only every second day is one of the considerations, Swiss Post has pledged that things will stay the same until 2024 at least.
The cost of sending a letter in Switzerland is CHF1.50, an amount which hasn’t been increased since 2004.