Herna Verhagen, CEO PostNL: “We feel great responsibility towards society and all of our stakeholders to ensure continuity of our service and our business. We are doing everything we can to guarantee the universal service obligation and the delivery of parcels in a responsible manner. I’m very grateful for the commitment and hard work of our people, working in close cooperation with our clients and partners to deliver their shipments as on any given day. Ensuring a safe and sound working environment for them remains our first priority.”
Signature on hand scanner not required for now
As an adjustment to our normal delivery procedure, consumers for now are no longer required to leave their signature on a handheld scanner to confirm successful delivery. Instead, the parcel deliverer will note the last three characters of the ID at the moment of delivery. As always, consumers can follow the delivery of parcels in the PostNL app and in the track&trace information on PostNL’s website.
More time to deliver the mail and other measures
We are currently in the process of extending the window for mail delivery and taking other measures that will allow our people to take care of their children during the day if they can’t go to school. Working from home is the rule for those who can. Additional measures are being taken for people working in our operation to ensure a safe and sound environment and to limit the risk of spreading the virus.
If and when circumstances require changes to our service, we will provide further information via the usual communications channels.
We are PostNL, the mail and logistics solutions provider for all. With our post and parcel deliverers that make it everywhere, our over 3,800 PostNL points and our 11,000 mailboxes – wherever you are, we’re always nearby. We aim to be our customers’ favourite deliverer by making it as easy as possible to send and receive parcels and letters. On weekdays, we deliver an average 900,000 parcels and 6.8 million letters across the Benelux region, and our 50,000 people are right at the heart of society. At PostNL, we aim to work as sustainably as we can, with lots of delivery kilometres done on foot and by bike, helped by our innovative city logistics and further electrification of our transport.
PostNL NV is a listed company with revenues of over €2.8 billion in 2019, 52% of which derives from e‑commerce. We provide mail and parcel delivery to our customers, logistics solutions for e-commerce and cross-border solutions.