Posti plans to expand alternate-day delivery of day mail to Mikkeli

22.12.2023

Posti plans to expand the alternate-day delivery of day mail to Mikkeli. According to the plans, the changes would take effect on April 8, 2024 in Mikkeli postal code areas 50100–50970.

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 one week, and on Tuesday and Thursday 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, i.e. stamped items, are delivered in accordance with the Postal Act. Alternate-day delivery does not apply to the delivery of parcels, with the exception of small parcels that fit in the mailbox or slot, which are delivered with day mail.

Magazines, addressed newspapers and advertisements delivered with day mail are delivered according to a schedule agreed with the senders. There may be some changes to the delivery times.

Morning newspapers will be delivered early in the morning on each day of the week, just as before. According to the plans, also other newspapers can be delivered in early-morning delivery in the Mikkeli area, starting in March 12, 2024. This concerns newspapers, which are currently distributed with the daily mail.

We will inform mail recipients in more detail about the changes to delivery with a public notification in February 2024.

In Finland, regional alternate-day delivery is already in use in many areas. Similar delivery models are also used across the Nordic Region. The reason for this is the dramatic decrease in the volume of printed mail.

By renewing delivery, Posti can continue to offer traditional delivery services alongside digital services.

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 for full-time work.