Israel Postal Company is raisings: packages deliveries within Israel will rise by 25%


by Ifi Reporter Category:Government Jan 2, 2023

The Israel Post is joining the wave of price increases and raising the prices of some services within Israel and Israel abroad: packages within Israel and from Israel abroad, stamps, registered mail and Post 24. Regarding the packages, it was stated that "there is no effect on the costs of shipments that arrive in Israel from shopping sites from abroad - This is about an increase in letter and shipping rates in Israel and Israel abroad." At the same time, the increase in the price of parcel delivery within Israel may increase the price of deliveries within the country of Israeli online trade websites. The postal price list has already been updated on the website and the price increase will take effect in the branches from Sunday.
Shipping a package within the country is getting more expensive: the uniform price for all destinations in Israel will jump by about 25% from NIS 19.30 to NIS 36 to NIS 24-45, depending on the weight (up to 20 kg). This is an additional cost of NIS 4.70 to NIS 9 depending on to weight
Shipping documents or packages abroad (the price range varies depending on the destination countries) becomes more expensive by 3.40-2.60 shekels for documents and 9.20-3.80 shekels for packages: shipping documents (up to 100 grams, price range depending on the destination countries) will cost 9.90 shekels instead of 6.50 52% increase in price and 10.90 shekels instead of 8.30 shekels, an increase in price of about 11%. Delivery of packages abroad (500 g to 1 kg, price range depending on the destination countries) will be sent for 26.90 shekels instead of 17.70 A NIS 52% increase in price and at 56.70 NIS instead of 52.90 NIS - an increase in price of 7%.
The price of the 24-hour postal service increased by 73% from NIS 4.40 to NIS 7.60, an increase of NIS 3.20 for a fast letter. In the higher weights, the price increases by 13%-85%.
Instead, the company launched a slower service called Mail 72 - which will cost NIS 4.20 - a controlled price, lower than the previous price of Mail 24 which was NIS 4.40, but as mentioned the delivery time is longer.
The post office said: "Thanks to adding two more days to the post office for the sake of delivery (72 hours instead of 24 hours), the post office can lower the cost of sending a fast letter and not lose on every letter sent."
The price of a stamp for shipping within the country increased by 70 shekels from NIS 2.60 to NIS 3.30, a 27% increase in price. The price of a registered letter increased from 12 NIS plus another NIS for a delivery confirmation message, to 16.30 NIS including the message, a 25% increase in price. In the different weights, this is an increase in the price of between 7% and 36%.
In the mail they said that "the expenditure of a private customer on postal services in Israel is extremely low. The private consumer hardly sends any letters anymore, and even the few that are still sent decreases year by year."
Regarding a registered letter it was stated: "This is a service that is almost no longer used, and it results in large losses for the post office. "The effect of the increase in the price of sending letters will be mainly in the business market, on huge companies that send millions of letters a year (credit companies, cell phones, banks and municipalities). The price is uniform for the whole country, therefore there is no danger of the periphery being deprived by the companies that send letters, because the cost of sending the letter is the same for every destination."
For the first time, the Israel Post Company will grant a discount for digital transactions. So for example, a registered mail delivery will cost only NIS 13.30 for those who will pay and prepare the delivery details digitally. The intention is to prepare a registered letter or a package (enter recipient details and prepayment) from home, which will reduce shipping.
In the coming year, the services that are available digitally will also be expanded. It is claimed that the move will also help minimize errors in recipient details or other information, when the fields will be filled in advance by the sender by typing from home/office/mobile.
The post office stated that "as part of the government reform, supervised and unsupervised rates have been updated in the postal price list. Additional rates that are not supervised have been updated or will be updated in the future, in a way that will reflect their cost and will not result in further losses for the post office.
"Israel postal rates are monitored at various levels by the Ministry of Communications, and even when it is not a price set by the government, the postal company is committed to maintaining a reasonable price and offering discounted value to vulnerable populations (discounted price in certain services, mainly in the postal bank).
"The move is aimed first and foremost at reducing the post office's losses as a result of services that cost the company more than the price at which they are offered to the consumer, after most rates have not been updated since 2015 despite substantial changes in supply chain costs in Israel and around the world."



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