Posti is planning to extend the alternate-day delivery of day mail to the Savonlinna region. According to the plan, the changes would take effect on March 20, 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.
Morning newspapers will be delivered early in the morning on each day of the week, just as before. In the planned alternate-day delivery, publications in day mail delivery could be delivered along with the morning newspaper.
We will inform mail recipients in more detail about the changes to delivery closer to their planned date.
In Finland, regional alternate-day delivery is already in use in the Espoo, Kauniainen, Helsinki and Tampere regions. In the fall of 2022, alternate-day delivery is planned to be introduced in Oulu, Pori, parts of Turku, Kaarina, Raisio, Naantali, Lieto and Vantaa. The reason for this is the radical decrease in the volume of printed mail.
Delivery renewal helps extend the lifecycle of printed mail
By renewing delivery, Posti can continue to offer traditional delivery services alongside digital services. As no single delivery model fits all senders, new models are being developed to meet different customer needs.
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.
Posti’s Change Unit will assist personnel when work changes – career opportunities are available throughout the Posti Group
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.