Switzerland’s postal authorities say they processed around 15 million parcels to Swiss households on time before Christmas, that’s about two for every inhabitant.
Swiss Post said that parcel volumes reached their peak in the week before Christmas when one million parcels were going through sorting centres every day.
In a statement, the group said that the success was due to the “commitment of its employees”.
On normal working days, about half a million parcels are processed at the sorting offices in Daillens, Frauenfeld and Härkingen.
Because customers addressed the majority of their Christmas parcels correctly and posted them in good time, the pre-Christmas parcel processing operation went off without a hitch, the statement added.
swissinfo’s parent organisation, the Swiss Broadcasting Corporation, Swiss Post and the Swiss Red Cross Society are once again taking part in the “2 x Christmas” campaign.
This allows people to give unwanted Christmas presents to the needy both in Switzerland and eastern Europe.
Swiss Post collects gift parcels at its counters until January 9 and delivers these free of charge to the Swiss Red Cross, which then distributes them.
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