New PostNL rates

The Hague, 10 October 2016 - As from 1 January 2017, PostNL applies new rates for sending letters in the Netherlands and internationally. As a result of the ongoing switch to digital means of communication, postal volumes continue to decline year on year. In 2015 volumes declined with 11 percent. To a large extent, PostNL compensates for this effect through cost savings within the company. However, tariff increases are also necessary to offer reliable and accessible postal services in the Netherlands in the future.
  • The basic rate for domestic letters increases by 5 cents to € 0.78. The rate for using a franking machine increases by 7 cents to € 0.72.
  • The basic rate for international letters increases by 8 cents to € 1.33. In 2017

PostNL will also increase the rates for business mail.

Annually the Dutch supervisory authority for the postal market, the Autoriteit Consument & Markt (ACM) determines the tariff headroom for the universal postal service. The ACM has verified that the new rates fall within the statutory tariff headroom.