Order empty containers
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Letter and bulk containers or pallets are a key precondition for quick processing of postal items. Empty containers for a wide range of applications can be ordered online 24 hours a day via the “Order empty containers” online service. Swiss Post provides you with letter crates and bulk containers free of charge; transport to your location is, however, subject to a fee.
Swiss Post provides you with letter crates on pallets for international shipping. Bulk containers cannot be used for this purpose.
Empty container calculator
Do you want to send a large volume of letters, but do not know how many containers you should order? The empty container calculator is an easy way to calculate the required number of empty containers.
Please note that the number of letter crates will be calculated in accordance with the defined delivery units.Around 250 standard letters (DIN C5 and B5) can be sent in one letter crate.
For this reason, the empty container calculator is not suited to calculating the letter crate requirement for quantities of fewer than 10,000 standard letters,as the minimum quantity as per the calculator is 48 letter crates in bulk containers and 42 letter crates on pallets.
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Order collection upon request
Are you a business customer looking to save time by not having to go to a branch? With the “Order collection upon request” online service, you can arrange your pick-up orders directly online.
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