Due to the Internet, email, and social media, the amount of mail has been decreasing for years, which is why PostNL only delivers truly urgent mail on Mondays: mourning cards and medical packages. That’s not a lot of mail: on average it’s around 35,000 pieces of mail each Monday, compared to 8 million pieces per day on other days. Despite the small amount, though, all pieces obviously have to be delivered correctly and on time. PostNL asked Geodan how that could be done as efficiently as possible.
PostNL’s Monday route
In accordance with the Postal Act, PostNL must deliver from Tuesday to Saturday. Nevertheless, they are active on Mondays. That’s when they deliver all the mail that can’t wait until later in the week: mourning cards and medical parcels. With the help of the Monday route, this relatively small amount of mail gets to people’s homes as efficiently as possible.