The following new rates will apply for letters within the Netherlands and internationally as from 1 January 2014:
- Basic rate within the Netherlands: €0.64
- Basic rate for international letters: €1.05
- Basic rate for franking machines within the Netherlands: €0.56
The tariff for the 2013 December stamp will be €0.55. The business rates will also increase.
The basic rate for sending a parcel will not change.
Minister Kamp stated in his letter to the Lower House on 3 June 2013 that he was creating extra tariff headroom in order to make price increases in 2013 and 2014 possible. These price increases have been verified by the Dutch regulator for the postal market, the Autoriteit Consument & Markt.
The Minister wrote that adjustments across the full range of the USO and its rate regulation are necessary in order to safeguard the future of the USO. The USO is loss-making for PostNL because the number of letters being sent has fallen strongly. PostNL itself has implemented a series of rigorous restructuring plans to ensure maximum cost savings.
We are PostNL. The postal and logistic solutions provider. For our customers, we are the link between the physical and the online world. We facilitate communications between people and companies. We deliver parcels seven days a week and letters five days a week. On an average day, we deliver 575,000 parcels and 9 million letters throughout the Benelux. We offer more and more new services through combinations of smart networks, digital applications and the right communications channels. In doing so, we aim to make the daily lives of our customers easier.
As the first listed postal company, we have the largest and most modern network for letters, parcels and e-commerce in the Benelux countries. In addition, we also operate in Germany, Italy and eight other countries across the world. PostNL employs a total of 46,000 people. With our loyal workforce, extensive networks and innovative drive, our ambition is to be the leading postal and logistics solutions provider in chosen markets. In 2016 our revenues reached €3,4 billion.