As a result of the ongoing switch to digital means of communication, postal volumes continue to decline year on year. In 2016 volumes declined by another 8 percent. PostNL compensates this volume decline to a large extent with cost savings . However, rate increases are also required to offer reliable and accessible postal services in the Netherlands in the future.
The new standard rate for domestic letters is €0.83. The new rate for using a franking machine is €0.77. The new standard rate for international letters is €1.40.
December stamps 2017
The price of the special postage stamp for Christmas holiday’s greetings is 5 euro cents lower than a normal stamp. The special December stamps, in sheets of 20 stamps, will become available as from 20 November 2017. The price of one December stamp is €0.73.
Each year, 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 comply with the statutory tariff headroom.
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.