The principle that letters delivered earlier would be more expensive for customers exists in many European countries, Ogilvie said. A reduction in letter delivery to five days a week, on the other hand, is not a goal that is currently being pursued.
The Post Human Resources Director was convinced that the letter is not a discontinued model, despite the recent decline in mail volumes in Germany. "Ultimately, the state needs a functioning letter service," Ogilvie told the Funke newspapers. However, the amount will continue to decrease.
Swiss Post is therefore planning to compensate for the decline by means of combined delivery. Postmen also deliver small packages. "In the country, parcels and letters are already delivered by one person. We could also extend the principle to more regions to keep the letter service affordable," said Ogilvie.