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PostNL shipping and drop-off services

PostNL is a Dutch company that operates in the Netherlands, Italy, the UK, Germany, and Belgium. Besides carrying out the universal postal service in the Netherlands, PostNL shipping services include parcel deliveries, PO box rental and relocations. Find out more about PostNL tracking statuses, collection and drop-off solutions, etc.

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PostNL parcel prices and delivery times

When booking a service with PostNL, it is important to understand the different options for PostNL delivery times for international or domestic services. PostNL offers various courier services you can choose from, depending on the shipping route and the size of the shipment.

See below a few examples of PostNL parcel shipping prices:

Shipping serviceWeightRoute availablePrice
Domestic Express
before 10 am
Max 30 kgWithin the NetherlandsFrom € 30.30 to € 43.30
Domestic Express
before noon
Max 30 kgWithin the NetherlandsFrom € 24.80 to € 37.10
Domestic ParcelMax 30 kgWithin the NetherlandsFrom € 7.25 to € 13.50
International ParcelMax 30 kgEUFrom € 13.00 to € 55.00
International ParcelMax 20 kgRest of the worldFrom € 29.30 to € 145.30

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PostNL delivery days and times

The PostNL delivery days and times depend on the type of service and the selected route. PostNL offers Saturday deliveries for many routes and services within Benelux and Europe, but we recommend you to check with the courier before you book a time-sensitive shipment. The PostNL delivery times for standard shipments are:

  • Parcels: PostNL delivers Monday to Saturday until 9:30 pm
  • Letters: deliveries are made from Tuesday to Saturday until 6 pm

Insured deliveries with PostNL

When shipping with PostNL with a standard service, basic insurance is not included in the price. Customers can get additional coverage for their parcels at an extra price with the PostNL Insured Delivery or International Insured Delivery services.

  • PostNL Insured Delivery: ship an insured parcel of max. weight 30 kg within the Netherlands. Deliveries on the next working day, including Saturdays
  • PostNL International Insured Delivery: ship an insured parcel of max. weight: 30 kg within the EU and 20kg outside the EU

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FAQs – PostNL international parcel shipping, tracking and more

Where can I find my PostNL tracking number?
Domestic and international tracking is included when shipping parcels with PostNL free of charge through most services offered. When you ship with PostNL courier services, you will get a tracking number or barcode that you can use to locate your parcel while it is in transit. You can register your mail for extra traceability with PostNL Track and Trace at an extra cost.
How do I track my shipment with PostNL?
When you want to track your shipment with PostNL, you can go to the main page of their website, where you will find the tracking engine right at the centre. There you should enter your PostNL national or international tracking number with which you can determine your PostNL parcel status. If you are shipping abroad, the international tracking with PostNL may show which company will be delivering your package.
Where are the PostNL sorting centres?
PostNL has several sorting centres all around the Netherlands. These sorting centres work as parcel hubs where the parcels are sent or stored before reaching their final destination. To find the PostNL sorting centre closest to you, you can check their website.
How to label your PostNL order?
Adding the correct label is very important when shipping domestically or internationally, and shipping with PostNL is not an exception. If you are shipping from a PostNL post office, you can get postage stamps there. If you have booked a service online, always take the following steps:
  • Remove the old labels.
  • Print the new labels (on self-adhesive paper if possible).
  • Put a second label inside of the shipment in case something happens to the packaging.
  • Firmly place the label.
  • Don’t seal or tape the label after attaching it to the package.
Can I ship cargo with PostNL?
Yes, PostNL offers freight transport services for their customers, but only within Europe. They also offer specific services for shipping cargo within Benelux. If you want to ship cargo abroad and cannot find a PostNL transport solution that matches your needs, get an instant quote on our platform and book a full truck, shared truck or an exclusive van delivery in just a few clicks.
Can I get a PostNL promo code or PostNL discount codes?
When you are looking for a PostNL promo code or some PostNL discount codes, keep your eyes on their website for more info. PostNL frequently collaborates with newspapers, museums, and other organisations for joint discounts.
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Does PostNL ship to the UK?
Yes, you can ship to the UK with PostNL, as they collaborate with Royal Mail to deliver in the UK. Have in mind that from January 2021, new customs rules, procedures and fees are applicable due to the end of Brexit. Read more about shipping to the UK:
Can I ship parcels with PostNL to the UK after Brexit?
Although Brexit has had a strong effect on shipping and logistics, it is still possible to ship with PostNL to the UK after Brexit. Packages now have to go through customs and may be subject to VAT and other customs charges. If you want to learn more about shipping with PostNL to the UK after Brexit, you can check our Brexit shipping guide.
Is there a PostNL contact number?
The Post NL contact number can be found on their website and at local offices.
Are there any PostNL fulfilment services?
PostNL offers fulfilment and storage facilities for e-commerce and business clients, targeting mostly the Dutch market. Alternatively, you can register your business with us for free and get the best-negotiated rates in the market, backed by our network of trusted logistics providers.
What happens if I missed my PostNL delivery? Does PostNL make redeliveries?
If you missed your PostNL delivery, they will leave a notice at your address and drop the parcel off at a PostNL office or at a neighbour’s address. PostNL does not make redeliveries, although you might be able to change the delivery address for a short period after dropping off your parcel. If you do not collect the parcel from the PostNL office or depot in 7 days, it will be returned to the sender. If the PostNL tracking status shows that there have been problems with your delivery, you can go to the PostNL website and file online for a claim.
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Disclaimer: The information above is the result of online research conducted in November 2020. When looking for accurate information, such as a PostNL depot, PostNL delivery days and times, PostNL sorting centres or PostNL tracking number, always check the official website of PostNL.