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Post CH Ltd
Where can I find the final mail deadlines for delivery before Christmas?The most important mail deadlines for your domestic and international letters and parcels together with other interesting information about Christmas can be found at .
When will my post office be open over the Christmas period?You can find the opening hours for your post office at . Simply enter your post office, click on "Display details" and you will see exactly when your post office will be open.
What can and can’t I send abroad?For legal, health or security reasons, Post CH Ltd is not authorized to transport certain goods abroad. You can find more information in our brochure (PDF, 285 KB) or by calling the international customer service on 800 888 100.
You weren’t at home when the postman came by? Is it not possible for you to collect a missed consignment from the post office?
No problem! Swiss Post has a range of alternatives to ensure you can receive your parcel or registered letter quickly and easily.
For example, order a second attempted delivery on a day that suits you. Or simply forward your consignment to another post office, a PickPost point or any other address anywhere in Switzerland or the Principality of Liechtenstein. Of course, you can also extend the collection period or issue someone with a single authorization to collect your postal item.
Why was the virtual post office counter discontinued?Maintaining the virtual post office counter required enormous amounts of time. The need for technological communication tools is constantly changing. The costs for appropriately adjusting this are high. Customer demand for the virtual post office counter has declined since 2011. This is why it was discontinued as of 1 April 2013. You can still find all important information at www.swisspost.ch. Customer service is also here to help you. We are happy to give you advice at +41 (0)848 888 888, or e-mail us at
How can I check the delivery status of a consignment?Have you posted a consignment or are you expecting mail and you would like to know where the item is currently located? To find out, you must be in possession of the barcode number (consignment number on the postal receipt). At www.swisspost.ch, you will find the "Track & Trace" box on the right-hand side. Please enter the 18-digit barcode number in the relevant field and click on "start". The "Track & Trace" window opens and the consignment data are displayed together with the events.
Why can I not find the direct telephone number of my post office?The direct telephone numbers of post offices have not been published for a number of years. The central customer service offers an easy-to-reach and professional contact point which you can call on 0848 888 888. Wherever possible, the customer service endeavours to provide a direct answer to all enquiries concerning postal matters. This helps to take the burden off the post offices and to avoid situations whereby calls taken by counter staff lead to longer queuing times for customers at the post-office counter.
Everything you need to know about what we do
To find out everything you need to know about the different products offered by Swiss Post and how products and services are provided, just go to www.swisspost.ch. Click "Sending mail" for access to information about prices and products and an area called Tips for sending mail.
Can an enquiry be requested for every logistics product?If mail goes missing, Swiss Post will, on request, be happy to launch an enquiry and clarify the situation. However, please note that enquiries can only be launched for letters or parcels with barcode numbers (ID number on the post office receipt) and you must have the barcode number in order to launch the enquiry. Enquiries cannot be launched for unregistered mail such as A Mail letters and B Mail letters.
What happens to mail once the deadline for collection has expired?
If a letter or a parcel is not collected by the recipient before the deadline for collection expires, that letter or parcel is returned directly to its sender. Swiss Post cannot disclose any information about the sender, etc. to you. However, most senders contact the recipient directly when mail is returned to them undelivered.
How can Swiss Post help me if I have to be at work when my local post office is open?
Swiss Post offers its customers the "PickPost" service. "PickPost" is a service for private customers which provides an alternative means of sending parcels (including bulky goods, VinoLog, no courier and Express), international parcels (no courier and Express) and registered letters.
The service is ideal for customers who often make purchases via mail order or online and are not at home during the day when the delivery arrives, as well as for commuters, people who are out at work and customers who wish to keep the place to which their mail is delivered anonymous. PickPost points can be found all over Switzerland. Currently, customers can choose from approximately 700 PickPost points in post offices, SBB railway stations, multi-storey car parks and fuel station shops, some of which stay open longer than standard hours.
Customers registered for PickPost can choose the most convenient PickPost point for them and even select a new point should they need to. When a parcel is received at a PickPost point, the customer concerned is sent an electronic advice via their preferred method (SMS and/or e-mail) and has seven days to call and collect. Parcels can even be collected late in the evening or at weekends.