Posti plans to expand the alternate-day delivery of day mail to Kuopio and Ylä-Savo. According to the plan, the changes would take effect in stages in Ylä-Savo on April 17, 2023 and in Kuopio on May 8, 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 one week
- 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 (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.
Morning newspapers will continue to be delivered early in the morning on each day of the week, as before. In Kuopio and Ylä-Savo, according to the plans, also the newspapers that are currently distributed along with the daily mail could be distributed in early delivery from June 5, 2023.
With a public announcement we will inform mail recipients in more detail about the upcoming changes to delivery.
In Finland, regional alternate-day delivery is already in use in many regions. 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 revamping 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.
Posti’s Change Unit will assist personnel when the work changes – career opportunities are available throughout the Posti Group
The planned changes will 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.