Would you like to voluntarily pay for postal delivery so that PostNL does not go bankrupt? Why does/not?

No.However, if the government makes postal delivery a state task again and would become a fair and stable employer for the deliverers.

But now the postal and parcel delivery is in the hands of companies that squeeze out the deliverers.Competition here has led to a situation where there are four poorly paid fake ZZPers every day in my street to toil for a few cents per parcel delivered.

Stop that madness (and force the responsible roommates and ministers who were once for the privatisation of the post to wear out the rest of their days as a parcel delivery man)

I’m afraid of not.

This is a public task which I believe should never have been commercialised.

This is a weird thoughts writhing from the advocacy ‘ sleeve for totally free competition, so the service goes up and price down.

The result, however, is that for letter delivery (something that only gets less, and IIg is not a growth market) we now have several postal deliverers running through the street three times a day.However, each postal delivery man has only about 1/3 of the total mail. In other words, every postal carrier must walk 3 times as far/cycle/drive to be able to deliver the same amount of mail. Quite apart from the fact that you need everything in triplicate, sorting centers, distribution network…

How have the high lords in politics ever been able to tell with dry eyes that this would be better?And now we would be made responsible for the incremental costs? A bit odd if you were a supporter of free competition. Therefore, let the politics experience that this does not always work.

PostNL simply needs to charge the costs they make, and the consumer should simply be willing to pay a fair price for a service.

It is very useful that PostNL will bring your Christmas cards to your front door for a habbekrats, but I’m not going to pay for your Christmas tradition.


PostNL is the only postal company in the Netherlands that is bound to the UDP.That means that PostNL has the legal duty to do ALL addresses in the Netherlands 5 days a week. The company must meet significant quality requirements. Irrespective of weather conditions, personnel problems or technical failures, the company is heavily fined when it overruns these quality standards.

PostNL is therefore just like the healthcare sector and public transport under the semi-government.This in contrast to other postal providers who can work cheaper because they are not stuck to all these hooks and eyes. So there is no fair competition in advance.

The next problem is the digitisation of our communications.The amount of letter mail has been declining for years. This continues unabated in the years to come. This means that each postal company increases the cost of delivering 1 letter annually. PostNL can no longer carry out the minimum required infrastructure of the delivery process. Because there are several players since the liberalisation of the postal market and these other players are not tied to the UDP, PostNL has increasingly lost its market share. Letter Post has become a loss-turning business unit.

Meanwhile, the amount of letter mail has fallen so that cheaper competitors can no longer keep their pants.That is why PostNL and Sandd go together. This should not be the authority of the consumer and the market (ACM) But when the merger is stopped, both players are in a short time. That is why the Secretary of state has promised that as soon as the ACM gives a negative opinion on the merger plans of these two postal companies, they will adapt the law to allow the merger to take place.

That is why the worst problems have been postponed for a number of years.But if the amount of letter mail is so low that it is not justified to comply with the existing requirements then the State will have to jump in. Indirectly, you pay for it as a citizen. Everyone has an interest in a sound postal company, so everyone should contribute to that.

You could give deliverers a tip, but I fear that you are strengthening the system, a consistent improvement seems to me to be a better approach.

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