Postage paid impression
The straightforward franking solution for bulk mailing

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With the postage paid impression, bulk mailings can be franked quickly, correctly and reliably. The printed postage paid impression “P.P.” replaces the postage stamp or franking with a franking machine.

  • Franking solution for mailings and bulk mailings
  • Also possible with data matrix code
  • Create PP impression yourself
  • Without additional costs

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Important information

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    Dispatch list/delivery note

    For letter mail with PP impression, we require a dispatch list or a delivery note to charge the postage costs (except in the event of cash payment at the counter). You can create this document quickly and easily with the “Letters dispatch list”  online service at the “My Post” customer portal. Postage is billed on the monthly postal invoice via the dispatch list/delivery note.

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    PP impression

    Mandatory elements are the “P.P.” (port payé) franking label, sender’s postcode and town, Swiss Post logo or “Post CH Ltd” designation and the frame (placed in the franking zone) and separating line with the recipient address (placed in the sender zone). You can create your PP impression simply and free of charge in our “Create postage paid impressions” online service.

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    Minimum quantity

    Creating a dispatch list via the “Letters dispatch list” online service. With this service, there is no minimum quantity for mailing PP consignments.

    If you pay cash at the branch or use a dispatch list completed by hand, the minimum posting quantity is 50 consignments. Please note that you do not require a dispatch list for cash payment at the counter. If the minimum quantity is not reached, we charge the difference between the amount delivered and the minimum order of 50 items at the lowest price for B Mail individual items.

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    To post, take the letter mail together with the dispatch list or delivery note to the nearest Swiss Post branch, a letter or logistics center or have the letters collected.

    PP consignments cannot be posted in a letter box.

All you need to know about preparing letters
Solutions for business customers with a billing relationship

The following solutions support customers who have a billing relationship with Swiss Post for the preparation and posting of their letter mail.

Create a postage paid impression
Create a postage paid impression and data matrix code

  • For domestic and international consignments
  • Incl. data matrix code for franking and address zone
  • Import recipient addresses with/without Letter ID (max. 5,000 per impression created)
  • Add a logo, image or slogan to the franking
  • Determine what Swiss Post should do with your return shipments.
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Postage paid impression by Swiss Post
PP and A Mail labelling

Are your consignments ready for mailing, but lack the necessary PP impression? Or is the A Mail label not yet affixed on your consignments? No problem: give us the consignments and we will take care of the rest – with the “PP franking and A Mail labelling” value-added service.

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Dispatch list online
Create dispatch list

  • For all domestic and international letter mail
  • Overview of all orders from the last six months
  • Return of customer duplicate via e-mail
  • Less than 50 consignments can be handed in without incurring additional costs.
  • Simultaneous declaration of bulk mailings

Dispatch list form. AVZ 601
Order dispatch list

  • Delivery note in physical form
  • Complete by hand
  • Additional charges apply for fewer than 50 consignments.

When posting with an individual delivery document instead of the officially valid dispatch list/delivery note, a handling fee of CHF 20.00 will be charged by Swiss Post per form.

Dispatch list per XML file

You can create the dispatch list quickly and simply via the electronic “DataTransfer” interface. You generate the consignment or invoicing data for your addressed PP mailings in your business application and create an XML file. This is then automatically transferred via DataTransfer to our system. Within a few minutes, you receive the documents required for posting as PDF files, incl. cart assignment.

Letter ID
Simplified processing of letter mail

Letter ID is an extension to the postage paid impression. With the data matrix code, every letter consignment can be identified and tracked throughout the entire process. Letter ID also has numerous other advantages providing effective support for the efficient implementation of consignment preparation and processing.

All you need to know about posting letters
Solutions for business customers with a billing relationship

The following solutions support customers who have a billing relationship with Swiss Post for the preparation and posting of their letter mail.

Advance notice of bulk mailing
Register bulk mailing in good time

  • A Mail: from 10,000 items
  • B Mail individual items: from 10,000 items
  • B bulk mailings: from 30,000 items
  • OnTime Mail: always

Notification min. 72 hrs in advance

Empty containers for posting
Order letter crates and bulk containers

  • Order online at any time of day
  • Empty container calculator
  • Order until 12 noon, delivery the next working day
  • Only for domestic letter mail
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Have postal items collected
Save time and money

  • For all franked postal items
  • Regular collections
  • Collection upon request
  • Notification min. 4 hrs in advance
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