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IPC UNEX TD International Postal Survey

Useful information for setting up sending locations

Thank you very much for supporting this measurement. Your participation is very much appreciated.

Please note that we are still working on this page.  You will find more information soon!

When do I have to choose mailbox and when post office as induction method?

Austria, Belgium, Hungary, Ireland, Norway

  • mail handed over the counter = post office
  • mailbox inside post office building = post office
  • mailbox attached to post office = post office
  • mailbox outside, not attached to post office (but in front of/next to it) = mailbox

Switzerland, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Croatia, Lithuania, Slovenia, Slovakia

  • mail handed over the counter = post office
  • mailbox inside post office building = post office
  • mailbox attached to post office = post office
  • mailbox outside, not attached to post office (but in front of/next to it) = post office

Germany, Iceland, Netherlands

  • mail handed over the counter = post office
  • mailbox inside post office building = mailbox
  • mailbox attached to post office = mailbox
  • mailbox outside, not attached to post office (but in front of/next to it) = mailbox

Denmark, Spain, Luxembourg, Latvia, Poland

  • mail handed over the counter = post office
  • mailbox inside post office building = post office
  • mailbox attached to post office = mailbox
  • mailbox outside, not attached to post office (but in front of/next to it) = mailbox

Greece, Italy, Portugal, Romania, Sweden

  • mail handed over the counter = post office
  • mailbox inside post office building = mailbox
  • mailbox attached to post office = post office
  • mailbox outside, not attached to post office (but in front of/next to it) = post office

Please make sure to always choose the correct induction method when you enter a sending location. To avoid questions from our side, please include the follwing information in the description:

  • address of the mailbox/post office
  • if it’s (physically) a mailbox or a post office
  • in case it is (physically) a mailbox: the location (e.g. in the street, attached to post office building etc.)

 

Am I allowed to post test letters at franchise postal points?

It’s NOT ALLOWED in Belgium (Point Poste/PostPunt), Czech Republic (Pošta partner), France, Greece, Hungary (Mobil Posta), Luxembourg (PostShop) and Sweden.

In all other countries it is okay to use franchise postal points.