Price for stamp goes up again: ‘We don’t like it, but it is necessary’ | Domestic

Price for stamp goes up again: ‘We don’t like it, but it is necessary’ | Domestic
Price for stamp goes up again: ‘We don’t like it, but it is necessary’ | Domestic
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PostNL will increase the rates for sending mail from July, the company announced when presenting its quarterly results.

PostNL sees that people are sending fewer and fewer letters. For example, the amount of mail that the company processed in the first months of this year was more than 12 percent lower compared to the same period in 2023. At the same time, PostNL is faced with rising costs.

“This together puts enormous pressure on maintaining postal services,” explains Maurice Unck, Director of Mail at PostNL. “We don’t like having to confront consumers with this interim rate change. However, it is necessary because we still deliver the mail five days a week, but there is much less mail and the costs are increasing.”

Fewer letters

The price of a stamp will increase by 5 cents to 1.14 euros as of July 1. The last time the price went up was on January 1 of this year. Then the price went from 1.01 to 1.09 euros. Sending letters abroad is also becoming more expensive again. From July, a basic rate of 1.80 euros will apply instead of 1.75 euros. Furthermore, the price for sending a registered letter will increase by 1 euro.

PostNL has been suffering from the fact that Dutch people are sending fewer letters for some time. Partly for this reason, the postal company advocated amending the Postal Act when presenting its annual results. Instead of delivering letters five times a week, two to three times a week would better suit the needs of consumers, CEO Herna Verhagen said in February.

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