Postage for letters is becoming more expensive.
Sending a standard letter within Germany will cost 85 cents from January, 5 cents more than before, as the Deutsche Post announced on Wednesday in Bonn. Other letter products are also expected to be 5 cents more expensive, such as the maxi letter.
The company justified this with higher costs. Most recently, the Post increased postage in mid-2019, when a standard letter went up by 10 cents to 80 cents.
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The Federal Network Agency had previously published a scope for price increases on Wednesday, on the basis of which the post may increase the postage. Said scope for increases is 4.6 percent – the shopping cart for all types of letters may become more expensive by this percentage amount. The value is relatively low. When the postage was increased in 2019, it was 8.9 percent.
The network agency will now check whether the postage increases planned by Swiss Post are within the scope.
The mail market has been shrinking for a long time in the age of e-mails, WhatsApp and Co. People write significantly fewer letters than before.
However, the mail business is still lucrative for the Bonn company – this is also due to the price increases approved by the state.