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Post plans: a letter comes later, but higher?

70 cents postage for a standard letter - so it is probably soon over. Deutsche Post intends to increase according to the "FAZ" for a letter and not in April, but only in the summer but is expected to be stronger.

Deutsche Post increases, according to a report in the newspaper, a letter and later than long assumed, but expected to be significant. The price increase had been postponed from the beginning of April to the summer, reported the "Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung" ("FAZ"). The sheet refers to a draft Amendment to the Post-tariff regulation regulation of the Federal Ministry of Economics.

fewer and fewer letters, higher General costs

With regard to dwindling mail volumes, rising General costs and the obligation to have letters across the Board for every working day in the whole of Germany, to confess to the Ministry of Post, a higher return on sales. "The current practice represents the efficiency of the pressure under which the regulated companies, is not sufficiently adequate", as quoted by the "Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung" from the Ministry of paper.

A 70 Cent postage stamp sticks to an envelope. Soon, the postage could be significantly increased.

the new guidelines, the Federal network Agency, which must approve the postage requests, the Post is forced, according to the report, a larger Increase in latitude. In mid-January they had set up on the basis of the old regulation, that Post their prices on 1. April for the period up to the end of 2021, an average of all letter products by 4.8 percent, could raise.

according to observers, this would have led to an increase in the postage for a standard letter from 70 to 80 cents. However, the Post would need to keep the subject to approval, prices for other mail products such as postcards, Maxi or compact letters and then largely constant.

New prices for three years is valid?

With the new regulation could go well above the 80 cents. From the industry, it was said, according to the report, there is a increase in the direction of 85 to 90 cents is a possibility. Expected that the new prices would be valid for three years.

The Post had increased the postage for a standard letter last 2016 from 62 to 70 cents.

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