Author Archives for François Furer

“We were not surprised by the result”

At 405 million francs, Swiss Post again generated a profit in 2018. This is despite the negative interest rate situation at PostFinance, the steady decline in letter mail and the turbulent year at PostBus. In an interview on the annual result, Alex Glanzmann, Head of Finance at Swiss Post, praises the company’s employees. But he also indicates where the challenges facing Swiss Post lie in the future.

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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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