Author Archives for François Furer

Crashed Swiss Post drone recovered

(28 January) Today, Monday, in the course of the morning, the Zurich city police recovered the Swiss Post drone which had come down into Lake Zurich. We are relieved that the drone was located in the presumed search area over the lake near Landi-Wiese park and was successfully salvaged by divers from the water police.  […]

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Cyber Week brings in a record flurry of parcels

All thanks to Black Friday and Cyber Week, shops and online retailers are causing business to boom in the run up to Christmas as they shower Swiss Post with the first flurry of parcels and record volumes. Swiss Post is currently handling about a third more shipments than it normally would in its three parcel centers.

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The floating letter box

The sound of cowbells ringing and Swiss mountain dogs barking from the farm. This is how Swiss writer Jeremias Gotthelf described the idyllic Emmental valley 200 years ago, and the same remains true today. But in the place where the film Uli the Farmhand (“Ueli der Knecht”) was shot ages ago, it’s only on the surface that it appears very little has changed, because innovative ideas are being put into action in the Emmental valley. Simple – rustic – sturdy. And it’s something mail carriers also benefit from.

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