Swiss Post has registered a new record for Christmas week, the Swiss postal service fantastically fast has sorted and delivered 1.4 million parcels every day in the week before December 25.
Swiss Post has announced that the last year’s record was broken, the new figure represents an increase on 2017’s 1.3 million parcels per day during the busiest period of time, from 18 to 25 December. According to the logistic experts, such an increase is due to the growing popularity of online shopping.
Switzerland is a rather compact country where 8.4 million people living in it. Thus, on December, 1 in 6 citizens had a parcel delivered during the last week before Christmas.
The Swiss accuracy and punctuality is a world-famous brand, that’s why despite the busiest time coming in the week before Christmas, Swiss Post also sorted through 1 million packages a day in the weeks beforehand.
Die Post said that the busiest time of the year starts since Black Friday on November’s last week, the peak of overloading for Swiss Post comes on December’s third week. Swiss postal service says it has delivered some 25 million parcels and more than 400 million letters on Christmas’ eve.
How Swiss Post copes with Christmas overloading
To avoid the complications during the busiest period of the year, Swiss Post has expanded its sorting system in the past few years to further help it cope with such high numbers of parcels.
To compensate for the sudden spike, all available staff in three of the biggest Swiss Post sorting centres (Frauenfeld in Thurgau, Härkigen in Solothurn and Daillens in Vaud) have been working extra shifts on Saturdays for the last five weeks.
It is also currently working on the construction of three new regional sorting centres in Ticino, Valais and Graubünden.