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Deutsche Post increased the postage

Sending letters and post cards will be more expensive. From the first of July to the German Post asks for more money: The standard letter costs 80 cents, the postcard 60 cents.

Deutsche Post wants to raise the postage significantly. The price for the standard letter will rise from the first of July of the previous 70 to 80 cents, told the Post. Also, 10 cents, the price for the compact letter up to 50 grams will increase the price to EUR 0.95. For a post card, the consumer need to 0.60 euros - instead of the current 0.45 euros - figures. Shipments abroad will be significantly more expensive.

The Federal network Agency has to agree to the plans. You didn't approve of the Post but there is already a price increase potential of 10,63 percent.

Fewer letters and more E-Mails

Post chief Executive Frank Appel justified the step with the decline in letter volume. The Post struggling with declining mail volumes. Because consumers and companies to communicate more by E-Mail. In addition, the cost of the group, Appel rose: "There is a reasonable scope for higher prices necessarily."

The Post-fight according to its own information with less letters, the more frequent communication by E-Mail and rising costs.

This also made "the expenditure, in better quality, and good wages to Finance". The Post had announced, in the delivery of around 5000 new employees. The network Agency wants to control.


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finally, the Post increased the postage for a standard letter at the beginning of 2016, from 62 to 70 cents. At the time this was the largest increase since 1989. Currently, the Bonn-based group represents about 57 million letters a day in Germany.

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