Two-speed letter delivery system

What are the changes from 1 February 2020?

Starting from 1 February 2020, a two-speed delivery system will newly apply to some letter services.

Use your preferred option to get your letters delivered faster or at a lower price.

The new delivery system will apply to the following letter services: Ordinary Letter, Registered Letter, Business Letter, Registered Business Letter.

PRIORITY option for a faster delivery

  • Ideal option for urgent letters to be delivered as fast as possible.
  • Priority letters will usually be delivered the next working day after posting (D+1).

How to send a PRIORITY letter?

  • Stick an A-stamp or stamps with a total face value of CZK 26 (price of service as specified in the Pricelist (pdf, 2MB) (pdf, 2 MB)) on the letter.
  • Stick a “D+1” label or write a clear note “D+1” on the envelope and drop the letter in a mail box.
  • If you send the letter from a post office, tell the counter clerk to send it as a PRIORITY letter.
  • Priority letters will usually be delivered the next working day after posting (D+1).

ECONOMY option to save money

  • Ideal option if you prefer a lower price to a faster delivery.
  • An attractive option for normal letters that do not have to be delivered as soon as possible.
  • Economy letters will usually be delivered the day after the next working day after posting (D+2), always for CZK 7 less.

How to send an ECONOMY letter?   

  • Stick a B-stamp or stamps with a total face value of CZK 19 (price of service as specified in the Pricelist (pdf, 2MB) (pdf, 2 MB)) on the letter and drop the letter in a mail box.
  • If you send the letter from a post office, tell the counter clerk to send it as an ECONOMY letter.
  • Economy letters will usually be delivered the day after the next working day after posting.

Contractual customers and bulk mailers

How to send letters correctly after 1 February 2020

The newly introduced two-speed letter delivery system will require presorting of bulk letters by the chosen delivery option

The delivery option will also have to be indicated either directly on the letter or in the relevant posting data. This also applies to letters mailed through a PostBox.

The following overview and additional information materials are intended to help our contractual customers and bulk mailers to get ready before the changes take effect. 

Priority delivery option

  • Priority letters will usually be delivered the next working day after posting (D+1).
  • Priority letters MUST be clearly marked as “D+1”
    • by directly printing “D+1” on the envelope, or
    • by sticking a “D+1” sticker on the envelope, or
    •  by writing the note “D+1” on the envelope.
  • Priority delivery is only available for Ordinary Letters, Registered Letters, Business Letters, and Registered Business Letters.
  • The posting data (in electronic format - POL or ePA applications, or on paper) for priority letters remain as before – do NOT add any further codes.

Economy delivery option

  • Economy letters will usually be delivered the day after the next working day after posting (D+2).
  • Economy letters do NOT require any special labelling.
  • The following code for economy letters has to be indicated in the posting data:
    • EK” in paper forms
      (to indicate economy delivery option), or
    • 1K” in electronic format (POL or ePA applications)
      (to indicate economy delivery option).