During the busiest days*:
- PostNL delivers parcels to 1 in 7 households;
- a total of more than a million parcels are sorted in 19 sorting centres;
- PostNL delivers 50% more parcels than it would on a normal delivery day;
- 500 extra parcel delivery drivers work for PostNL each day.
Gerrit Mastenbroek, PostNL Benelux Parcels & Logistics Director: “The days leading up to Sinterklaas and the month of December are the peak season at the sorting centres. This is the time to let your family and friends know you’re thinking of them. I am proud that we, as Sinterklaas’s helpers, can get all the parcels delivered. Some webshops even offer same day delivery. Which is handy if you need a present at the last minute.”
Delivery whenever and wherever you want
Sinterklaas is doing more and more of his shopping online. Instead of travelling all around the country looking for gifts, Sinterklaas prefers the ease and convenience of online shopping. Sinterklaas opts to have the gifts for ‘pakjesavond’ delivered at home, at a pre-selected time. We can deliver at a pre-selected time from Monday to Friday until 9:30pm. PostNL also delivers parcels in the weekend. It is now easier for consumers to have their parcels delivered elsewhere: to one of our 2,600 PostNL locations, or to a Parcel Locker at one of the major Dutch train stations and Schiphol Plaza.
Busiest days*: the busiest delivery days are mostly Tuesdays. This is the result of the online orders that consumers made during the weekend.
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.