Major Christmas parcel volume surge at Posti

In the four weeks to Christmas, Finnish Posti handled a record 7 million parcels, around 150% the volume it handled in the same period in 2019.

The volume growth is directly linked to the pandemic, with Posti seeing a 60% surge in volumes in April 2020 compared to 2019.

“During the season, the most important thing for us has been to focus on getting every package delivered by Christmas. Thanks for this tremendous work goes to every employee and every customer for their trust,” said Tommi Kässi, Vice President, Parcel and eCommerce, Posti.

Kässi continued, “We’ve been preparing for this peak season with several measures, such as establishing a temporary network corresponding to the capacity of approximately 200 pickup points, adopting 7-day delivery, and innovating new solutions, such as leaving the parcel at the recipient’s doorstep as a COVID safety measure. The number of temporary pickup points is continuously increasing, and new pickup points are being established as required during the peak season.”