Posti expands alternate day delivery

Posti expands alternate day delivery

Posti expands the alternate-day delivery of day mail to Heinävesi, Joroinen, Pieksämäki, Pielavesi, Siilinjärvi and Varkaus. According to the plans, the changes would take effect in September 2024.

In alternate-day delivery, delivery days for day mail alternate between postal code areas, which means that mail may be delivered on different days in neighboring districts. Printed mail is delivered on weekdays in alternating two-week periods: on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday one week, and on Tuesday and Thursday the following week.

In the first week of alternate-day delivery, the delivery days in the postal code area can be either Monday, Wednesday and Friday or Tuesday and Thursday. The following week, the days are swapped.

In alternate-day delivery, universal service items, i.e. stamped items, are delivered in accordance with the Postal Act. Alternate-day delivery does not apply to the delivery of parcels, with the exception of small parcels that fit in the mailbox or slot, which are delivered with day mail.

Morning newspapers will continue to be delivered early in the morning as before.

Along with the mail delivered during the day, we deliver addressed magazines and newspapers as well as advertisements, the delivery times of which may change. For example, the ordered magazine may arrive on a different day of the week and at a different time than before. A large part of the ordered newspapers is delivered on the same day as before.

In Finland, regional alternate-day delivery is already in use in many areas. Similar delivery models are also used across the Nordic Region. The reason for this is the dramatic decrease in the volume of printed mail.

By renewing delivery, Posti can continue to offer traditional delivery services alongside digital services.

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