Many stores have been closed since last Wednesday. That is why Germans shop on the Internet. The result: Swiss Post posted a new parcel record.
Deutsche Post set a new parcel record during the lockdown week. “From Monday to Saturday of last week we sorted a total of more than 61 million parcels in our entire network,” said a company spokesman for the newspapers of the Funke media group on Tuesday. This is a new high for parcel shipments that have ever been processed within such a period.
As a result of the extensive closure of retail stores associated with the lockdown, consumers apparently relocated their Christmas shopping to the Internet. With the 61 million parcels processed, Deutsche Post now surpassed the record of 56 million items it had just set up two weeks ago – an increase of ten percent.
Compared to the strongest week of the previous year, when 47 million parcels were processed in one week, the latest record is an increase of almost 23 percent, the spokesman told the newspapers.