Itella introduces new letterbox system in Finland

Itella has introduced a number of changes to postal procedures in Finland – including the launch of a new type of letterbox. From 1 February, 312  blue letterboxes for first class mail will be introduced in the busiest mailing locations.

Second class mail will be posted into yellow letterboxes, whilst first class mail will be placed into the blue letterboxes.

The company will also produce a faster second class service, it confirmed.

In another change, Itella will make sure all items delivered by Posti are 100% carbon-neutral, being the first organisation in the world to do so.

The updated 2nd class mail is “faster and easier than before”, whilst postage prices (second class: EUR 0.60 and first class: EUR 0.75) will remain unchanged.

The company expects second class to become the preferred way for consumers and SMEs to send their letters and cards.

“We asked our customers what delivery method and speed would be the best. For 80% of the respondents, it is enough that the deliveries reach the recipients over two nights. The updated second class letter matches that desire very well indeed,” said Ulla Seppälä, business director at Itella.

As of February, all letters, papers, packages and direct advertisements delivered by Posti will be carbon neutral. This feature will be automatically included in all products without any extra charges for customers.

The first step towards carbon neutrality is the active reduction of CO2 emissions of mail deliveries through measures taken by Itella. The remaining emissions are compensated by taking part in climate projects that replace the use of fossil fuels and produce renewable energy through wind or biogas, the company confirmed.

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