Price hike proposed for Deutsche Post standard letters
Deutsche Post has announced that it is proposing to raise the price for mailing a standard letter (Standardbrief) within Germany to 70 euro cents. If the proposal is approved by German federal network agency (Bundesnetzagentur), the new price will come into effect on 1 January 2016 and remain in place for three years.
Once Deutsche Post submits its proposal to the federal network agency, the agency will have until the middle of December to make a decision. Deutsche Post said that it was publishing news of the planned price measure now in order “to give its customers the opportunity to ready themselves for the new prices ahead of time”.
In a statement issued today, Deutsche Post added: “In addition to the adjustment of prices for standard letters in Germany to 70 euro cents, the prices for international standard letters and postcards heading abroad will also be raised, from 80 to 90 euro cents.
“Large international letters (Grossbrief) up to 500 grams will also rise from 3.45 EUR to 3.55 EUR. Prices for all other letter formats, domestic or otherwise, will not change.
“The new price for transporting standard letters in Germany also applies to business customers, but here discounts for downstream access for standard letters will climb 5 percentage points.”