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SwissPost Suddenly Delayed?

Has anyone else experienced a sudden drop in deliveries?

I've had no issues up until last week - aliexpress, amazon (UK/DE) and multiple others, all delivering fine...

Then, nothing. Since last Monday not a single parcel... I'm waiting for more than 50 items (seriously), and nothing's arrived.

All the trackibg shows it arriving at the Swiss sorting center, but that's it.

I hope they haven't had an outbreak of corona within their sorting center...
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Old 13.05.2020, 14:16
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Re: SwissPost Suddenly Delayed?

I have 3 or 4 items from Aliexpress and Wish which "Left the country of origin" in the first week of April.. Still no sign of them here.

Stuff I've ordered from Amazon France has arrived in 4-5 days though.. So maybe there's a backlog at the air-freight side?
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Re: SwissPost Suddenly Delayed?

I’m still getting most things next day from the Post. Other delivery services have started to come late
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Re: SwissPost Suddenly Delayed?

Two reasons:
  • Delays because of coronavirus (+1-2 days delay)
  • Stuck at customs (+1 week)
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Re: SwissPost Suddenly Delayed?

Yes I have stuff still sitting at the sorting center since early April
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Old 13.05.2020, 14:59
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Re: SwissPost Suddenly Delayed?

I'm not aware of major disruptions in Zurich area. I am receiving parcels, although with delays depending on the seller, and I was also able to send a private package and have it delivered within the normal timeframe.
Digitec last week performed with pre-Covid delivery times.

I have no experience of foreign shipments, though.
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Old 13.05.2020, 15:20
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Re: SwissPost Suddenly Delayed?

I don't seem to have had any problems with stuff being sent via Post from within here in Switzerland. However, there does seem to be a huge delay for things arriving in the US that were sent from here, via the Post (I sent my father something on April 22nd and he still hasn't received it). I read that it's due to there being so many less international flights now.

I did receive something in the post from the UK today that I had ordered just a few days ago, so no delay with that.

But I have noticed on a lot of Swiss retail websites that they are including warnings that deliveries might take longer than usual, and I assume that's probably true for many countries right now.
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Re: SwissPost Suddenly Delayed?

Tuesday I ordered some (frozen) pies from Legends (pies.ch). Post has advised me that they have received notification of the shipment, but not yet the shipment. Unable to give me an estimated delivery date.

I sure hope it doesn’t take over the weekend. Pie soup doesn’t sound too appetising.
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Re: SwissPost Suddenly Delayed?

We've had several packages arrive in the past month. The packages from France, Germany and eastern Switzerland have come within the normal time ranges.
However, the package that I ordered at the beginning of April from the US (supposed to be delivered in two weeks maximum) is now just over week overdue, and the package tracking isn't working either (it says "April 26—package in transit to next destination").
I wouldn't be surprised if some areas are having issues and delays, but our experience recently with bordering countries and Swiss packages has been normal ...
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Old 13.05.2020, 17:14
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Re: SwissPost Suddenly Delayed?

I've noticed that postal packets from China, where I get a lot of cheap electronic stuff, are taking much longer than usual. DHL seems only slightly delayed.

I'm now waiting for some deliveries which were claimed to have been sent over a month ago. One packet I received about 3 weeks ago was 10 weeks in transit (it got caught first by the Chinese new year then by Covid-19). I had actually given up on it and ordered the same parts from another supplier (which haven't yet arrived).

What I have also noticed is that businesses which used to offer free delivery now have delivery price structures which make it uneconomical to order individual or small quantities of items.
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Re: SwissPost Suddenly Delayed?

Its been for a long time like this

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Re: SwissPost Suddenly Delayed?

I still get things fast.
They came several times a day the past weeks, I received a parcel on May1st (holiday to everyone else), they have a much larger amount of parcels to deliver and I doubt very much they employed more people so the question should be: How long can postmen go without sleep?
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Re: SwissPost Suddenly Delayed?

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Has anyone else experienced a sudden drop in deliveries?

I've had no issues up until last week - aliexpress, amazon (UK/DE) and multiple others, all delivering fine...

Then, nothing. Since last Monday not a single parcel... I'm waiting for more than 50 items (seriously), and nothing's arrived.

All the trackibg shows it arriving at the Swiss sorting center, but that's it.

I hope they haven't had an outbreak of corona within their sorting center...
Yes. Whats important is those parcels!
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Re: SwissPost Suddenly Delayed?

I send a lot of parcels by A Post. About 4 weeks ago delays started, sometimes taking 2 or 3 days instead of 1. The biggest delays have been in the Zürich region - one day I sent about 20 parcels, the 5 in the Zürich area took mostly 3 days, the rest - Ticino, Geneva and some places way out in the sticks, all arrived next day.

The Post told me because of the virus they have to have fewer staff working in the sorting offices, and for some reason, most demand has been in the Zürich area.
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Re: SwissPost Suddenly Delayed?

Aliexpress orders are very slow and some not making it all. Parcels from Switzerland are fine, though I notice things arriving in batches. We have had a succession of different postmen/women so I can imagine there are staffing issues.
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I still get things fast.
They came several times a day the past weeks, I received a parcel on May1st (holiday to everyone else), . . .
This is an impressive amount of on-line shopping.
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Re: SwissPost Suddenly Delayed?

Yet. i ordered a box of pies from Legends. It was shipped that afternoon and arrived near Nyon the next morning. I was worried it would end up a half frozen soup, but no. Everything was perfect.
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, I received a parcel on May1st (holiday to everyone else), ?
In Zürich perhaps, but the rest of the country lets workers celebrate on their own time.
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Re: SwissPost Suddenly Delayed?

Also added to the delay is the requirement for the new post carnet.
the old GREEN CARD form stick on is gone and all packages entering the
EU/unsure swiss are requried to have them or package will be held
inspected or returned to sender.

For us here we are ok as far as I know we don't need the electronic
customs doc for shipping to us.. for shipping out the country to the rest of the world world it seems required now.. its a PITA to do online. ITs
needed for EVERY package sent into the EU ..

If you rock up to a swiss post off they will charge u 3f to do it for you.
Free if you do from the swiss post website. which is still confusing.

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Also added to the delay is the requirement for the new post carnet.
the old GREEN CARD form stick on is gone and all packages entering the
EU/unsure swiss are requried to have them or package will be held
inspected or returned to sender.

For us here we are ok as far as I know we don't need the electronic
customs doc for shipping to us.. for shipping out the country to the rest of the world world it seems required now.. its a PITA to do online. ITs
needed for EVERY package sent into the EU ..

If you rock up to a swiss post off they will charge u 3f to do it for you.
Free if you do from the swiss post website. which is still confusing.

Sheesh
The change was agreed at the IPU (International Postal Union). It will soon apply everywhere (except the US I think, which refuses to be bound by inter-governmental agreements they helped develop)
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