The Netherlands is one of the few countries in the Euro-zone that still allows stamps in the old currency which was used prior to the introduction of the euro in 2002. Countries such as Germany, Spain, Portugal and Ireland immediately stopped using stamps in old currencies with the introduction of the euro. Less and less guilder stamps are being used, while the costs for processing these stamps remain the same. These costs are for example the costs for the fraud prevention technology in sorting machines or instructions for the PostNL post offices. The termination of this makes the processing of post and parcels simpler.
Arno van Bijnen, Commercial Director at PostNL: "The Netherlands will stop using the old guilder stamp from 1 November. Less and less guilder stamps are being used these days, while the costs for processing these stamps remain the same. PostNL has many modern franking methods to serve its clients and this offer is constantly renewed and adjusted to the client’s wishes."
PostNL is the inventive partner in the world of sending and receiving. We have been so for 200 years already. We are primarily active in the fields of mail, parcels and e-commerce, but we also offer services in the areas of data and document management, direct marketing and fulfilment. Outside the Netherlands, we are active in Germany, the United Kingdom, Italy, Belgium and Luxemburg. PostNL employs a total of more than 59,000 people. In 2013 our revenues reached € 4.3 billion.
We like to stay ahead of things. We are the most modern postal company in the world. We are proud of that. As the first listed postal company, we are an example to the rest of the world in automatic letter sorting. And our innovative parcels network is completely adapted to the wishes of web retailers.