New prices for letters and parcels from 1 January 2024
Swiss Post and the price regulator have agreed on new prices for letters and parcels. The reasons for the price increases are volume trends and inflation, which is currently affecting the entire economy.
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The main changes to prices as of 1 January 2024 at a glance:
- A standard A Mail letter now costs CHF 1.20 (previously CHF 1.10); a B Mail letter costs CHF 1.00 (previously CHF 0.90).
- An Economy parcel up to 2 kg now costs CHF 8.50 (previously CHF 7.00). A Priority parcel up to 2 kg now costs CHF 10.50 (previously CHF 9.00).
- The weight for a midi letter (up to B5 format) now applies up to 500 g (previously up to just 250 g). As a result, B5 consignments over 250 g will become less expensive. This weight change applies to all consignments: A Mail, B Mail individual items and bulk mailings, registered mail and now also A Mail Plus.
- For business customer parcels, Swiss Post is modifying the weight categories in line with private customer parcels. There are now only three weight categories: up to 2 kg, up to 10 kg and up to 30 kg.
All pricing measures applicable from 1 January 2024 can be found at swisspost.ch/offer24.
There are two determining factors behind the price increases. The first is inflation, which is at its highest level in decades and has led to high prices for fuel, energy, transport and materials, particularly in the mass letter and parcel business. In 2022 and 2023, Swiss Post bore the brunt of these additional costs itself. The second factor is that letter volumes have been declining for years and are continuing to do so. For this reason, Swiss Post cannot avoid having to adjust its prices as of 1 January 2024.
A healthy postal service is important for everyone
During the past few years in particular, Swiss Post has shown how important a crisis-proof and healthy postal service is for people and companies in this country. That’s why it does everything it can to remain competitive and to ensure it can continue providing the universal service for Switzerland from its own resources in future.