Christmas: Mail your letters and parcels in good time
For Swiss Post, the run-up to Christmas is the busiest time of the year. To ensure your Christmas post arrives on time, Swiss Post recommends you bear in mind the last possible mailing dates and times. Payments and payment orders must also be sent by their respective deadlines to guarantee that they are credited and debited to the desired accounts by the end of the year. The country’s 250 biggest post offices will remain open for postal transactions until 4 p.m. on 24 and 31 December.
In the run-up to Christmas, Swiss Post processes one million parcels and up to 20 million letters a day. To ensure that Christmas post can be placed under the tree in time for Christmas, Swiss Post would encourage its customers to mail their parcels and letters as early as possible. The following deadlines apply:
1 Mail your items by the evening cut-off time and we’ll guarantee delivery by 10 a.m. on 24 December.
Ensure payments are made on time
The following deadlines apply to payments that must be debited to customers' accounts and credited to the recipient's postal account by the end of 2010:
|Inpayments at the post office counter||Tuesday, 28 December 2010|
|Written payment orders||
Received by PostFinance by 29 December 2010
(Deadline A Mail: 28.12.2010 / Deadline B Mail: 24.12.2010)
Approved by 30 December 2010, 11.59 p.m.
Extended opening hours over the festive season
Swiss Post will be extending its post office opening hours over the festive period. Counters in Switzerland’s 250 biggest post offices will remain open until 4 p.m. on 24 and 31 December. A detailed list of opening times can be found at the entrance of each post office and online under .
Things to remember when sending your mail
To ensure your mail can be processed smoothly, please address and package your item correctly. Swiss Post would like to remind its customers that the address should be affixed at the bottom right-hand corner on the front of the parcel and that light, single-colour packaging materials are particularly well suited to automatic processing. Swiss Post offers the PostPac as a reusable and robust alternative to your own packaging (). Furthermore, Swiss Post recommends that mail with valuable or fragile content be sent as «Registered» items. Over the Christmas period, Swiss Post is also incorporating seasonal stamps and a vast array of matching stationery into its range.