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Buying stamps online - surcharge?

Tried to order 12 1 franc stamps online from Swiss Post.
Total came to 21 francs!
Included a 9 franc surcharge for orders under 50 francs.
I thought they were trying to encourage online transactions to avoid visits to the post office.
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Old 27.09.2021, 08:21
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Tried to order 12 1 franc stamps online from Swiss Post.
Total came to 21 francs!
Included a 9 franc surcharge for orders under 50 francs.
I thought they were trying to encourage online transactions to avoid visits to the post office.
You could have bought the SMS stamps: https://www.post.ch/de/briefe-versen...sms-briefmarke

Never used them myself but seems a good alternative.
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Old 27.09.2021, 09:28
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Tried to order 12 1 franc stamps online from Swiss Post.
Total came to 21 francs!
Included a 9 franc surcharge for orders under 50 francs.
I thought they were trying to encourage online transactions to avoid visits to the post office.
Buy 50 next time.
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Old 27.09.2021, 09:47
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Re: Buying stamps online - surcharge?

Actually, if you are buying stamps the minimum purchase amount to avoid the minimum order surcharge is only CHF 15.-.

As is plainly spelled out when ordering "Surcharge: General small quantity surcharge up to CHF 50, for stamps, philately and prefranked produducts surcharge up to CHF 15".

If you had ordered an additional 3 stamps, you would have been fine.
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You could have bought the SMS stamps: https://www.post.ch/de/briefe-versen...sms-briefmarke

Never used them myself but seems a good alternative.
I did that last time, worked fine!

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