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Posti handles record 1.3m parcels last week

Published : 14 Dec 2018, 02:32

  DF Report

Photo Posti.

National postal and logistic services operator Posti handled about 1.3 million parcels last week, said an official press release.

The number of parcels in a week is ever highest in the history of posti.

“Nearly 1.3 million parcels passed through Posti last week. It is the highest parcel volume in one week during the entire history of Posti. Last year’s record – 1.2 million parcels – was made closer to Christmas, which means that the busiest parcel week is still ahead of us,” said Turkka Kuusisto, Vice President, Parcel & eCommerce at Posti.

The Christmas season of online stores was launched at the end of November on Black Friday and continued on Cyber Monday.

They were preceded by the Singles’ Day on November 11 that has been adopted in Finland as well.

Posti’s record-high parcel volumes indicate that Finns were utilizing the attractive seasonal discounts of Finnish and foreign online stores.

During the peak season, Posti employees work in three shifts, 24 hours a day. Posti’s logistics centers are running up to seven days a week until the end of the Christmas season.

Parcels from domestic and foreign online stores will still make it to the recipients before Christmas. However, small items from Asia will not make it to the recipients before Christmas, since delivery times from China, for instance, may be several weeks.

Domestic parcels will reach their recipients by Christmas if they are mailed by December 19 by paying the postage fee in advance either online or through the OmaPosti application.

Parcels should be brought to Posti outlets one day earlier, by December 18.