Christmas mailing deadlines
Letters and parcels under the Christmas tree in time

Do you want your Christmas post delivered in time for Christmas? Please note the mailing deadlines for your letters and parcels.

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Christmas mailing deadlines

Latest posting times for your letters and parcels so that they reach their recipient in time for Christmas:

Country Product Letters Parcels
Switzerland Swiss-Express “Moon”[1]  - 23.12.2020
Switzerland A Mail
PostPac Priority
22.12.2020 23.12.2020[2]
Switzerland B Mail
PostPac Economy
21.12.2020 22.12.2020
Europe URGENT 17.12.2020 16.12.2020
Europe Priority 15.12.2020 07.12.2020
Europe Economy 08.12.2020 30.11.2020
Other countries URGENT 15.12.2020 14.12.2020
Other countries Priority 08.12.2020 30.11.2020
Other countries Economy 01.12.2020 23.11.2020

1  Posting until acceptance cut-off time in the evening; delivery on 24.12.2020
2  Posting until standard acceptance cut-off time for PostPac Priority

Branch opening hours over the holidays

The detailed opening hours over the festive period will be displayed in every branch from the beginning of December or can be viewed here: “Locations and opening hours” opening hours

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Documents

Here you’ll find all the details to ensure that your shipments arrive at your customers in time for Christmas.

  • On Saturday, 28.11. / 05.12. / 12.12. / 19.12, all parcel shipments will be delivered in Switzerland in order to relieve the burden on Swiss Post, but without guaranteed services for PostPac Priority and Economy (for PostPac Priority, delivery on these days is only guaranteed with the barcode of the Saturday delivery value-added service (SA)). The delivery time for Swiss-Express “Moon” will be extended from 9 a.m. to 12 noon.
  • The same standard acceptance cut-off time as on a Saturday will apply on 24.12 and 31.12.
  • On Saturday 28.11. / 05.12. / 12.12. / 19.12. as well as Thursday 24.12 and 31.12, there will be no afternoon/evening time slot delivery and SameDay afternoon/evening services.

This overview gives details for the latest acceptance and collections for the period between Christmas and New Year.

Parcels and VinoLog

Day of posting
PostPac Economy / VinoLog delivery PostPac Priority delivery
Sat, 19.12.2020 Wed, 23.12.2020 Tue, 22.12.2020
Mon, 21.12.2020 Wed, 23.12.2020 Tue, 22.12.2020
Tue, 22.12.2020 Thu, 24.12.2020 Wed, 23.12.2020
Wed, 23.12.2020 Tue, 29.12.2020 Thu, 24.12.2020
Thu, 24.12.2020 Wed, 30.12.2020 Tue, 29.12.2020
Fri, 25.12.2020 Wed, 30.12.2020 Tue, 29.12.2020
Sat, 26.12.2020 Wed, 30.12.2020 Tue, 29.12.2020
Mon, 28.12.2020 Wed, 30.12.2020 Tue, 29.12.2020
Tue, 29.12.2020 Thu, 31.12.2020 Wed, 30.12.2020
Wed, 30.12.2020 Tue, 05.01.2021 Thu, 31.12.2020
Thu, 31.12.2020 Wed, 06.01.2021 Tue, 05.01.2021
Fri, 01.01.2021 Wed, 06.01.2021 Tue, 05.01.2021
Sat, 02.01.2021 Wed, 06.01.2021 Tue, 05.01.2021
Mon, 04.01.2021 Wed, 06.01.2021 Tue, 05.01.2021
Tue, 05.01.2021 Thu, 07.01.2021 Wed, 06.01.2021

Swiss-Express "Moon" and SameDay

Date of acceptance Swiss-Express “Moon” delivery SameDay delivery
Sat, 19.12.2020 Mon, 21.12.2020 -
Mon, 21.12.2020 Tue, 22.12.2020 Mon, 21.12.2020
Tue, 22.12.2020 Wed, 23.12.2020 Tue, 22.12.2020
Wed, 23.12.2020 Thu, 24.12.2020 Wed, 23.12.2020
Thu, 24.12.2020 Mon, 28.12.2020 -
Fri, 25.12.2020 Mon, 28.12.2020 -
Sat, 26.12.2020 Mon, 28.12.2020 -
Mon, 28.12.2020 Tue, 29.12.2020 Mon, 28.12.2020
Tue, 29.12.2020 Wed, 30.12.2020 Tue, 29.12.2020
Wed, 30.12.2020 Thu, 31.12.2020 Wed, 30.12.2020
Thu, 31.12.2020 Mon, 04.01.2021 -
Fri, 01.01.2021 Mon, 04.01.2021 -
Sat, 02.01.2021 Mon, 04.01.2021 -
Mon, 04.01.2021 Tue, 05.01.2021 Mon, 04.01.2021
Tue, 05.01.2021 Wed, 06.01.2021 Tue, 05.01.2021

Service Europe Other countries
PRIORITY letters  Tue, 15.12.2020 Tue, 08.12.2020
ECONOMY letters  Tue, 08.12.2020 Tue, 01.12.2020
URGENT documents [1] Thu, 17.12.2020 Tue, 15.12.2020
URGENT goods [1] Wed, 16.12.2020 Mon, 14.12.2020
Swiss Post GLS parcels [2] Fri, 11.12.2020 -
PRIORITY parcels Mon, 7.12.2020 Mon, 30.11.2020
ECONOMY parcels Mon, 30.11.2020 Mon, 23.11.2020

1  Transport times are valid for business centers only. More information per country can be found at www.swisspost.ch/info-int or by calling the URGENT freephone number on 0800 45 45 45.
2  For the exact transport times per country, please visit www.swisspost-gls.ch or call 0848 858 686.

Swiss-Express “Innight”

Day of posting Delivery in the early hours of
Mon, 21.12.2020 Tue, 22.12.2020
Tue, 22.12.2020 Wed, 23.12.2020
Wed, 23.12.2020 Thu, 24.12.2020
Thu, 24.12.2020 No collection / delivery
Fri, 25.12.2020 No collection / delivery
Mon, 28.12.2020 Tue, 29.12.2020
Tue, 29.12.2020 Wed, 30.12.2020
Wed, 30.12.2020 Thu, 31.12.2020
Thu, 31.12.2020 No collection / delivery
Fri, 01.01.2021 No collection / delivery

Swiss-Express “Day” self-delivery

Day of posting Delivery on
Mon, 21.12.2020 Mon, 21.12.2020
Tue, 22.12.2020 Tue, 22.12.2020
Wed, 23.12.2020 Wed, 23.12.2020
Thu, 24.12.2020 Thu, 24.12.2020
Fri, 25.12.2020 Mon, 28.12.2020
Mon, 28.12.2020 Mon, 28.12.2020
Tue, 29.12.2020 Tue, 29.12.2020
Wed, 30.12.2020 Wed, 30.12.2020
Thu, 31.12.2020 Thu, 31.12.2020
Fri, 01.01.2021 Mon, 04.01.2021

The delivery takes place on the same day, provided that the goods have been delivered by 4.30 a.m.

Day of posting Delivery
Wed, 23.12.2020 Thu, 24.12.2020
Thu, 24.12.2020 [1] Mon, 28.12.2020
Mon, 28.12.2020 Tue, 29.12.2020
Tue, 29.12.2020 Wed, 30.12.2020
Wed, 30.12.2020 Thu, 31.12.2020
Thu, 31.12.2020 [1] Mon, 04.01.2021
Mon, 04.01.2021 Tue, 05.01.2021

1  The transfer of data for small consignments will be completed at 10 a.m. Supplier posting by 11 a.m. at the latest

  • We recommend that items are posted by Tuesday, 22.12.2020 (before counters close) to ensure the reliable delivery of A Mail before Christmas
  • We recommend that items are posted by Monday, 21.12.2020 (before counters close) to ensure the reliable delivery of B1 Mail before Christmas
  • We recommend that items are posted by Wednesday, 16.12.2020 (before counters close) to ensure the reliable delivery of B2 Mail before Christmas
  • PromoPost shipments will be delivered based on the range of services offered (overview in the PromoPost service (PDF, 322.2 KB) factsheet)
Posting on A Mail: delivery on B1 Mail: delivery on B2 Mail: delivery no later than
Tue, 15.12.2020 Wed, 16.12.2020 Fri, 18.12.2020 Wed, 23.12.2020
Wed, 16.12.2020 Thu, 17.12.2020 Mon, 21.12.2020 Thu, 24.12.2020
Thu, 17.12.2020 Fri, 18.12.2020 Tue, 22.12.2020 Mon, 28.12.2020
Fri, 18.12.2020 Sat, 19.12.2020 Wed, 23.12.2020 Tue, 29.12.2020
Sat, 19.12.2020 Mon, 21.12.2020 Wed, 23.12.2020 Tue, 29.12.2020
Sun, 20.12.2020 Mon, 21.12.2020 Wed, 23.12.2020 Tue, 29.12.2020
Mon, 21.12.2020 Tue, 22.12.2020 Thu, 24.12.2020 Wed, 30.12.2020
Tue, 22.12.2020 Wed, 23.12.2020 Mon, 28.12.2020 Thu, 31.12.2020 [1]
Wed, 23.12.2020 Thu, 24.12.2020 Tue, 29.12.2020 Mon, 04.01.2021
Thu, 24.12.2020 Mon, 28.12.2020 Wed, 30.12.2020 Tue, 05.01.2021
Fri, 25.12.2020 Mon, 28.12.2020 Wed, 30.12.2020 Tue, 05.01.2021
Sat, 26.12.2020 Mon, 28.12.2020 Wed, 30.12.2020 Tue, 05.01.2021
Sun, 27.12.2020 Mon, 28.12.2020 Wed, 30.12.2020 Tue, 05.01.2021
Mon, 28.12.2020 Tue, 29.12.2020 Thu, 31.12.2020 [1] Wed, 06.01.2021
Tue, 29.12.2020 Wed, 30.12.2020 Mon, 04.01.2021 Thu, 07.01.2021
Wed, 30.12.2020 Thu, 31.12.2020 [1] Tue, 05.01.2021 Fri, 08.01.2021
Thu, 31.12.2020 [1] Mon, 04.01.2021 [2] Wed, 06.01.2021 Mon, 11.01.2021

1   Canton GE: Holiday
2   Delivery in Canton TI on 2.1.2021: All available A Mail consignments will be delivered (as on a Saturday). → Important: Must be posted in "own" area.

For business customers with collection or special delivery contracts

Standard service

The standard service will be available as usual from Tuesday, 1 December until Wednesday, 30 December. Exception: 24 December

No transport

No transport will be carried out on 25/26 December 2020 and on 1/2 January 2021.

Special transport services for business customers (24/31.12.2020)

Services will be organized separately on 24 and 31 December. Business customers with collection- and/or special delivery contracts will receive a physical or electronic mailing to assess their requirements by mid-November. If you have not received an e-mail or letter, please call 0800 825 800 by Friday, 4 December 2020 at the latest, if necessary. The relevant dispatch planning team will be happy to provide you with an appropriate time slot.

Parcel posting

The Daillens, Härkingen and Frauenfeld centers are open on the following days in addition to the regular sorting days. Posting is only possible with rollboxes, pallets, swap bodies.

Date Opening hours
Sat, 28.11.2020 6 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sat, 05.12.2020 6 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sat, 12.12.2020 6 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sat, 19.12.2020 6 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Thu, 24.12.2020 6 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sat, 26.12.2020 If you would like to arrange posting, please contact your customer advisor / your branch
Sun, 27.12.2020 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Thu, 31.12.2020 6 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sat, 02.01.2021 If you would like to arrange posting, please contact your customer advisor / your branch
Sun, 03.01.2021 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Warehouse logistics

Logistics centers: Mägenwil, Dintikon, Villmergen, Oftringen, Pfungen

Date Opening hours
Wed, 23.12.2020 Normal Monday to Friday opening hours (PDF, 2.1 MB)
Thu, 24.12.2020 7 a.m. – 12 noon
Fri, 25.12.2020 Closed
Wed, 30.12.2020 Normal Monday to Friday opening hours (PDF, 2.1 MB)
Thu, 31.12.2020 Monday to Friday
Fri, 01.01.2021 Closed
Mon, 04.01.2021 Normal Monday to Friday opening hours (PDF, 2.1 MB)

 

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