PostNL announces new rates
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.
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 mail and logistics solutions provider for all. We have been delivering special moments for over 220 years and aim to be our customers’ favourite deliverer by making it as easy as possible for them to send and receive parcels and letters. We constantly offer new services by combining state-of-the-art logistics, digital applications and the right communications channels. And every day we’re looking to do things even better – from apps to digital stamp codes, to sustainable transport and city logistics. On weekdays, we deliver an average 800,000 parcels and 7 million letters across the Benelux region, and our 38,000 people are right at the heart of society.
PostNL NV is a listed company with revenues of €2.8 billion in 2018, 48% of which derived from e-commerce.