Swiss Post currently delivers letters to German consumers six days a week. According to the head of the Federal Network Agency, that could soon change.
The head of the Federal Network Agency, Klaus Müller, has shown himself open to reducing the number of days for letter delivery. “The post office is still obliged to deliver six days a week.
But our society and our communication behavior have changed,” Müller told the newspapers of the Funke media group (Monday) when asked whether the company should stop Monday delivery to cut costs.
Postal deliveries only two to four times a week? “Open that something like this will also be possible here”
In other countries, delivery times of two, three or four days are normal. “I’m open to something like this also being possible here,” emphasized Müller. But the decision rests with the Bundestag.
Müller was reluctant to comment on the Swiss Post’s application to increase letter postage from the current 85 cents in 2024. The number of complaints has recently decreased after a very large number last autumn and winter.
However, they are still higher than in the same period last year. “You have to check carefully whether you increase the postage in this situation,” said Müller. “There are legitimate interests of the Post, but we also have to look at the customers,” he added.