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New Mail Order Regulation: an overview of the most important changes for Swiss consumers

Whether from the sofa, commuting on the train or during lunch breaks, more and more people in Switzerland are buying goods online from around the world and having them delivered conveniently to their home. The new “Federal Tax Administration (FTA) Mail Order Regulation” for international consignments came into force on 1 January 2019 – and has resulted in lots of questions for Swiss Post.

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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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At Swiss Post, Christmas starts at the end of November

A long-standing US tradition is gaining ground here in Switzerland, too. Stores and online shops compete for customers with Black Friday bargains. And shoppers are happy to take advantage of these sales. It is a joy that Martin Borer, Head of Sorting at the Härkingen parcel center, shares. Swiss Post is upgrading its facilities to ensure that goods ordered online can be delivered on time.

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