Posti is planning to extend the alternate-day delivery of day mail to part of Kokkola, Kruunupyy and Luoto. According to the plan, the changes would take effect in May 2023.
In alternate-day delivery, delivery days for day mail alternate between postal code areas, which means that mail may be delivered on different days in neighboring districts. Printed mail is delivered on weekdays in alternating two-week periods:
- on Monday, Wednesday and Friday in one week
- on Tuesday and Thursday in the following week.
In the first week of alternate-day delivery, the delivery days in the postal code area can be either Monday, Wednesday and Friday or Tuesday and Thursday. The following week, the days are swapped.
In alternate-day delivery, universal service items (stamped items) are delivered in accordance with the Postal Act. Alternate-day delivery does not apply to parcel deliveries, except for small parcels that fit in the mailbox or mail slot, which are delivered with day mail.
We will inform mail recipients in more detail about the changes to delivery with a public announcement in April.
In Finland, the regional alternate-day delivery is already in use in the Espoo, Kauniainen, Helsinki, Tampere region, Kaarina, Raisio, Lieto, Naantali, a small part of Turku, Pori and Oulu. Similar delivery models are also used across the Nordic Region. The reason for this is the radical decrease in the volume of printed mail.
By renewing delivery, Posti can continue to offer traditional delivery services alongside digital services.
Precise route optimization also makes it possible to reduce the mileage, fuel costs and CO2 emissions. Posti is committed to achieving zero emissions by 2030.
The planned changes will first be negotiated with personnel, and the possible needs for changes regarding personnel will also be specified as the negotiations proceed. The alternate-day model provides better opportunities to work full time.
Posti’s Change Unit will provide personnel with personal support for career planning and strives to seek suitable solutions within Posti together with the business and employees.