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Postage increase to 1. April : the Cost of a standard letter soon 80 cents?

Helgoland is a popular tourist destination. Up to 15,000 people to the North sea island of visit on the day. But Woe to the one who wants to send his favorite of the trip, a postcard and not a brand. Since last September, the only post Agency is permanently closed, and the mobile post service is unable to cope with the mass sale of stamps.

Ten cents more for the standard letter?

this is Available in the current Letter from the Federal network Agency on its policy Advisory Council. The report, which is submitted to the daily mirror, not on the lists but only the defects and problems of the German Post, he also gives an indication of when the customer for the deteriorating Service of a higher letter have to pay postage. Post chief Executive Frank Appel has been calling for a long time for a price increase, but was rebuffed initially by the Supervisory authority. Now an increase in the letter postage to 1. April in the room. It is expected an increase of 70 to 80 cents for the standard letter. The last increase for the mass of the product is three years. At that time, the Post had become more expensive, the postage of 62 cents to 70.

Federal network Agency sets the scope for increases

Thus, the company may increase its prices, it must go through a complicated procedure. The Federal network Agency – Supervisory authority for the Postal – approved individual postage, but gives room for price adjustments. How large this is, among other things, to Inflation, to the letter volumes and costs, development of the Post. Their decision has been communicated to the authority of the Post now. Thereafter, the authority, the Post office intends to a price increase of 4.8 percent. The final decision is not expected until mid-March. Previously, the group still has the opportunity to take a position. "This should be the final decision, would be called the room for Price increases for the duration of lower-than-expected", on Tuesday, at the Post office. How the Post uses the game room, so if only the standard letters is more expensive, or the Maxi-letter or post card, is left to the companies themselves. Before the final decision is in March, not going to comment, said a Post spokesman on request.

people write less letters

Post-Chef Appel is struggling with problems in the letter and parcel business. Although the turnover in the parcels sector is growing thanks to the online trade rapidly, but the costs to place even faster than the revenues. The letter business is still difficult. In the Internet age, the number of letters goes back, the last time there were four per cent fewer sales. Therefore, the Post-throbs for a long time already to an increase of postage. The Federal network Agency wants to but first consider what the effects of the of Appel planned improvements and cost reductions.

complaints about the Post doubled

In the population of the Anger over the Post to take the constantly – not only on the island of Helgoland. In the past year have been received by the Federal network Agency 12615 complaints about the Post – about twice as many as in the previous year. The annoyance is too late or even undelivered letters bigger than the problems in the Package. More than half of the complaints relate to the Letter, well a third to the package transport. The Rest relates to letter-boxes, branches, or other problems.

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