The Dutch are European champion in sending Christmas cards

90% of Dutch households send an average of 40 cards 6 December 2012 at 07:00 CET – The Hague – Sending Christmas cards is an old tradition and undeniably contributes to the spirit of Christmas and New Year. PostNL compared the traditions surrounding the sending of Christmas cards in 18 European countries. Research shows that the Dutch send the most […]

Agreement in principle CLA PostNL

6 December 2012 at 08:30 CET – The Hague – After intense negotiations, PostNL and trade unions Abvakabo FNV, BVPP, CNV Publieke Zaak and VPP have reached an agreement in principle on the PostNL collective labour agreement (CLA) for Mail Netherlands until 1 April 2013. The result is a good balance of the wishes of both the labour organisations and […]

PostNL: Q3 2012 Results

Decline addressed mail volumes impacting Q3 results 5 November 2012 at 07:30 CET – The Hague Full press release pdf [410 kB] Highlights Q3 Underlying revenues up 1.2% to €1,003 million Underlying cash operating income €4 million Performance Mail in the Netherlands impacted by high volume decline of 10.1% Pilots and review of alternatives for restructuring in the Netherlands Continued […]

PostNL will give update on reorganisation at the latest with Q4 results

31 October 2012 at 08:55 CET – The Hague – After the temporary stop of the roll-out of the new infrastructure in Mail in the Netherlands in April, improvement initiatives have been implemented resulting in an enhancement of quality levels, which are now almost back to standard. One of the main pilots, that starts Monday November 5th, is a test […]

PostNL: “I miss you” the most frequently shared emotion on social media

PostNL tracks how the Netherlands feels via the website 24 October 2012 at 17:30 CET – The Hague – Of all the emotions we share on Twitter, “I miss you” is the one which occurs most frequently. We share the fact that we miss someone in no fewer than 13% of all messages. We furthermore feel particularly sad, elated […]

PostNL: Visits to foreign webshops doubled

Dutch consumers love online shopping abroad In comparison with 2011, the number of consumers purchasing products at foreign webshops has doubled. This emerging form of online shopping is particularly popular among large-city residents, men and youngsters. The findings of this PostNL study also show why online shopping abroad has become so popular, and the major reasons are mentioned: the price […]

New PostNL rates from 1 January 2013

Increase business and consumer rates (stamp price to 54 euro-cents) 2 October 2012 at 08:15 CET – The Hague – PostNL is introducing a number of changes to postage stamp rates. From 1 January 2013 the basic rate for letters in the Netherlands will increase by four euro-cents to 54 eurocents. The basic rate for letters in Europe will increase […]

PostNL expands product portfolio with acquisition in the courier market

PostNL acquires courier company Valid Express 26 September 2012 at 08:30 CET – The Hague – PostNL has acquired the courier company Valid Express. This transaction broadens PostNL product range for customers who need reliable and same day delivery. The acquisition of Valid Express provides PostNL with a nationwide courier network with a social heart. Valid Express provides chronically ill […]

PostNL acquires stake in Scoupy

7 September 2012 at 08:30 CET – The Hague – PostNL has acquired a minority shareholding in Scoupy through its subsidiary Netwerk VSP. The free Scoupy app gives consumers access to discounts in shops, bars, hotels, restaurants and leisure activities in their immediate vicinity by means of their smartphones. Scoupy is the leader in the rapidly growing mobile couponing market […]

PostNL changes top structure

3 September 2012 at 13:45 CET – The Hague – PostNL announces that it intends to modify its top structure. The proposed Board of Management will consist of 2 members, CEO Herna Verhagen and CFO Jan Bos. There will also be an Executive Committee (EC) of 4 members who are responsible for the daily management of the business. With an […]