Sending specially packaged goods
“Manual processing” value-added service

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With the “Manual processing” value-added service, Swiss Post manually processes standard parcels with a special shape or packaging. This allows you to send parcels that cannot be sorted via the belt conveyor in the parcel center safely and reliably.

What is special packaging?

Parcels with the following forms and materials require the “Manual processing” value-added service:

Packaging shapes

  • Tubes including tins up to 100 cm in length
  • Canisters;
  • Pyramid-shaped and triangular packaging up to 100 cm in length
  • Parcels with surfaces that are undulated or slope too much (more than 5° from the base)

Packaging materials

  • Wood
  • Metal
  • Leather

Surcharge for manual processing

Surcharge for manual processing

Price in CHF, incl. VAT


Who is this service for? Preconditions

The “Manual processing” value-added service is suitable for anyone wishing to send a parcel with a special shape or special packaging.

Combination options

You can combine the value-added service with the following shipping options:


In our “Domestic parcel labels” online service, you can create and print shipping labels for domestic parcel consignments very easily.

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