Stamp prices unchanged in 2022
The Hague, the Netherlands, 28 October 2021 Stamp prices for letters in the Netherlands will not change next year and are confirmed at their 2021 rate of €0.96.
Postage prices in 2022
2022, reflecting the positive contributions of both Sandd postal volumes and one-off volume increases in consumer post due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Unchanged basic rates in 2022 fit in with the recently changed Postal Regulation, which facilitates moderate price trends in subsequent years.
The postage rate is set at €0.90 for customers using franking machines. A stamp on a letter abroad will cost €1.55. Business rates for sending post abroad and within the Netherlands will go up, while PostNL’s business product offering will be made clearer and simpler.
Mail’s continuing relevanceResi Becker, Director of Mail in the Netherlands, commented: “Many recognise the relevance of mail, as we’ve found out during the coronavirus pandemic when people have been sending each other more cards. That said, postal volumes continue to decline across the board. PostNL aims to keep mail reliable, accessible and affordable while being a good employer and a financially healthy company. And so we’re keeping stamp prices the same next year, while adjusting our processes further to reflect declining volumes in order to save on costs.”
Parcel prices in 2022There will be no changes to basic postage for sending parcels within the Netherlands and from the Netherlands abroad. A regular parcel will still cost €7.25 to send in the Netherlands in 2022, €0.50 less if the preparatory work is done online.
Covid-19 surchargeThe pandemic-related temporary surcharge for parcels sent outside Europe will stay in place from 15 November 2021, but will be reduced, as air traffic may be rising but transport capacity remains scarce.
All rates and pricesFrom today, PostNL’s full product offering and prices for 2022 can be seen at postnl.nl/tarieven2022. (in Dutch). In addition, business customers will be advised of the rate changes via the usual channels.
We are PostNL, the mail and logistics solutions provider for all. With our mail and parcel deliverers who get everywhere, our 5,500 PostNL locations, 11.000 mail boxes and 517 automated parcel lockers, we are always nearby. We aim to be our customers’ favourite deliverer by making it as easy as possible for them to send and receive parcels and letters. Our over 35,000 people are right at the heart of society. On weekdays, we deliver an average 1.1 million parcels and 7.4 million letters across the Benelux region. Our focus is on quality for our customers, creating opportunities for our people and adding value for our stakeholders through growth, digitalisation and sustainability initiatives.
We optimise and support our physical networks by using smart digital solutions and launching new propositions that create value for our customers. We build long-lasting working relationships by acting as a good employer and client for everyone who works for and with us. To make our deliveries as sustainable as possible, we cover a lot of kilometres on foot or by bicycle or e-bike, provide innovative city logistics, use cleaner fuels, and use electric vans and light electric trucks. PostNL NV is a listed company with revenues of €3.1 billion in 2022, 61% of this derived from e-commerce. We provide deliveries of mail and parcels, logistics solutions for e-commerce, and cross-border solutions.