Rising energy and fuel prices as well as general inflation are leading to much higher costs in parcel logistics. Swiss Post is likely to incur additional costs of around 30 to 40 million francs in the parcel business for 2022. Swiss Post will bear these additional costs for 2022. From 2023, however, moderate price adjustments are unavoidable in order to pass on some of the costs. Swiss Post will be introducing a variable energy surcharge and an inflation surcharge for parcels from 2023. This will affect some 3,500 business customers who have individually agreed prices. Business customers who have list prices and private customers will not be affected. The inflation surcharge will be 1.9 percent of the parcel price. The energy surcharge is variable and is based on the average monthly prices for diesel, petrol and electricity.
On 9 October, the world’s postal companies celebrate World Post Day. For the fifth time in a row, Swiss Post has taken top spot and been named the “world’s best postal service”. The Universal Postal Union announced this in its annual study. Every year, it analyses how well postal companies are internationally networked, among other things. Below, Swiss Post takes a closer look at postal items leaving Switzerland by air, and highlights the importance of international cooperation and how postal companies around the world make an important contribution to air traffic safety.
Swiss Post’s e-voting project is moving into the next phase: Swiss Post is publishing a further system component – the source code of its beta version – and is launching a global bug bounty programme. The company is consistently publishing the details of its e-voting system. This is to ensure its system meets the highest security standards. Experts and system testers around the world have been invited to share their ideas and the findings of their analysis with Swiss Post.