Absent in time
Deutsche Post DHL has so far shipped 1.6 billion parcels in Germany this year.
This means that five weeks before the end of the year, the company has already handled more shipments than in the whole of 2019.
The year also marked the previous record of 1.58 billion parcels.
Five weeks before the end of the year, Swiss Post had already transported more parcels than in the entire record year 2019.
000 new employees to handle the further flood.
Swiss Post points out that Christmas parcels within Germany will be delivered by the 19th day of the year at the latest.
12 December 12 noon, for neighboring European countries until December 14.
and for other European countries by 10.
For non-European countries, the parcel should be delivered by 30 December.
The parcel should be posted by November, so that it arrives in time for the festival.
Letters and postcards have two or three days more time.
Swiss Post expects that the parcel volume will continue to grow strongly, not least because of the Corona crisis.
From the end of November until Christmas, the company expects over 11 million parcels to be sent on peak days, compared to an average of 5.2 million parcels on normal days.
Therefore, by the end of the year, it will be posting around 10.
000 additional temporary workers in delivery and sorting by the end of the year.
According to its own information, Swiss Post had already hired 4000 new employees in the parcel business in April for the Corona lockdown.
Also since then 13.
000 Extra vehicles in use since then.
In addition, letter carriers and postwomen are increasingly delivering smaller parcels.
They now work in several waves throughout the day.
This year, it could also become easier this year to watch the letter carrier or postwoman for a Christmas gift.