Private letter box and parcel box
Delivery of letters and parcels to your home or company
Swiss Post delivers letters and mail items to all permanently inhabited areas in Switzerland. The mail carrier places letters and small parcels in your letter box or mailbox, while larger items are handed over to you at your front door. An ideal addition for apartment buildings is the lockable parcel box: It enables parcels to be delivered efficiently – even when the recipients are away.
Private letter box
The standard solution for private households and companies
The mail carrier puts flat mail items in your letter box, while thicker letters and parcels are put in your mailbox. The handover of oversized parcels or mail items with proof of delivery takes place personally at your front door or in the reception area at your company premises.
- Servicing of private letter boxes for private households and companies: Monday to Saturday
- Larger consignments will be placed in mailboxes.
- Oversized consignments will be handed over personally at your front door or in the reception area at your company premises. Recipients who are absent will be notified that there is a consignment awaiting collection. The same applies to items requiring proof of delivery.
- In the case of large volumes of incoming mail, Swiss Post may require you to change your letter box accordingly.
Please refer to Swiss Post’s requirements with regard to location, design and size. Details can be found on the “Letter box” factsheet.
A lockable parcel box allows for direct delivery of parcels in all the usual sizes. It also means that if you are not at home, you generally don't need to go to the branch to collect the parcel. COD items or items delivered in return for signature are not left in parcel boxes. Likewise, bulky parcels have to be picked up from the branch.
The two sizes of parcel box available in various finishes are particularly suitable for apartment buildings. As a general rule, one large parcel box is installed for every five to six households.
How does the parcel box work?
The parcel carrier
- places the parcel in the parcel box,
- removes the badge from the parcel box,
- locks the parcel box
- and places the badge in the recipient’s letter box
- finds the badge in the letter box,
- uses it to open the parcel box
- removes the parcel
- and puts the badge back in the parcel box.
All parcel box manufacturers use the same locking system. All locks are programmed by Swiss Post employees.
The prices for parcel boxes vary depending on the quantity, finish and provider. Contact a supplier from the list below directly. The batteries for the locking system need replacing roughly every three years. Swiss Post will exchange them in good time at a charge of approx. CHF 10 per parcel box.
The parcel box must be easily accessible to Swiss Post delivery staff, and ideally placed in the immediate vicinity of the letter box and sheltered from the rain.
Because one parcel box is generally used for five to six households, parcel boxes are not labelled with recipients’ names.
|Ernst Schweizer Ltd||Ernst Schweizer Ltd |
Tel. 044 763 62 73
|Regazzi Ltd||Regazzi Ltd |
Via alle Gerre
Tel. 091 735 66 00
|SFS unimarket Ltd||SFS unimarket Ltd |
Mounting and Fittings
Tel. 0848 80 40 10
|SIBATEC Ltd||SIBATEC Ltd |
Tel. 055 253 00 42
|s: stebler||s: stebler |
kehrer stebler ltd
Tel. 062 388 42 42
|Tôlerie Industrielle de la Gruyère Ltd||Tôlerie Industrielle de la Gruyère Ltd |
Rue de l’industrie 18
Tel. 026 919 30 30
|Size (D x W x H)||Large: 40 cm x 80 cm x 55 cm |
Small: 40 cm x 40 cm x 55 cm
|Sheet metal quality||DC03|
|Hinge||EMKA 1117-U1 |
Quality per supplier specifications
Mounting per drawing
|Lock system||Stipulated by Swiss Post |
Mounting per lock supplier specifications
Mounting material per lock supplier specifications
|Surface properties, coating||Powder coating, choice of textured paint|
|Net weight||Large: 26 kg approx. |
Small: 16.5 kg approx.
|Load capacity||30 kg|
|Corrosion and weather proofing||Powder coating|