POSTAKTUELL - Dimensions, weights, and prices

Important and useful information - clearly compiled for you.

General

You can find all useful information here from A for address through to Z for zonal delivery of your POSTAKTUELL shipments.

POSTAKTUELL MANAGER

This version of POSTAKTUELL MANAGER provides you with a software package that allows simple and efficient distribution of your household advertising. You can define your target areas with current household figures, maps, and structural data. The current number of shipments and costs are displayed at all times. You also receive all necessary dispatch documents for posting.

Overview of the functions:

  • Selection of locations, town districts, postal code areas, and delivery districts
  • Current household figures
  • Calculation of units and costs
  • Optimization of bundles and pallet preparation

You can find additional details here.

POSTAKTUELL web tool

With the web tool, you can create the dispatch documents for POSTAKTUELL shipments entirely online with a few clicks. On the basis of permanently up-to-date household figures and maps, you can choose the ideal regions for brochure distribution of your household advertising - according to selected postal codes or near to your retail outlet.

Benefits:

  • Distribution planning and dispatch documentation in one
  • Have your dispatch documentation printed out in only a few steps
  • No software installation

You can find the POSTAKTUELL web tool here.

Dispatch preparation

Labeling

As POSTAKTUELL shipments have no address, you need to label the shipments on the largest external surface, based on the selected target group, as follows:

"An alle Haushalte" [To all households] or "Postaktuell - Alle" [All]
"An Haushalte mit Tagespost" [To households with daily post] or "Postaktuell - TagesP -" [Daily mail]

POSTAKTUELL shipments must be packed in bundles in such a way that they qualify as letter mail, are protected against loss or damage, and do not cause any loss or damage to third parties. The bundles must be prepared at the delivery district level. POSTAKTUELL MANAGER provides support for this. Bundles can be boxes or shipments that are securely fastened with plastic straps in a criss-cross fashion.

The bundles must not loosen during transport and during the necessary transshipment processes. Maximum weight per bundle: 10 kg.

Marking with bundle routing labels:

The necessary data for targeted transport to the delivery office must be indicated on every bundle. You can create bundle routing labels quickly and easily using the POSTAKTUELL MANAGER. Affix your postal customer number.

Pallet storage

Use the storage facilities of Deutsche Post for your pallets of POSTAKTUELL shipments. In this way, you can free up your own storage capacity in the short term, e.g., for the coordination of complete POSTAKTUELL shipments for large campaigns. We store pallets for up to 30 days. We charge EUR 4.99 plus statutory VAT per pallet.

Transit time

With effect from 1 September 2016, items will generally be delivered by Deutsche Post no later than four working days after the date of posting. This is a quality target and not a transit time commitment.

Distribution

No redirection or return delivery is possible for POSTAKTUELL shipments Neither will we return shipments in the event of an excess of shipments being sent. Please also note that no specific time can be given for distribution. No delivery will take place if the recipient does not wish to accept delivery and has indicated as such in writing on his/her home mailbox, e.g., "Keine Wurfsendungen" [No unaddressed post] or "Keine Werbung" [No advertising].

Payment

The simplest way to pay for your POSTAKTUELL shipments is in cash/electronic cash upon posting. Upon request, we can also debit the amount payable from your bank account. This can be done conveniently with the POSTCARD. As a business customer, you can pay for POSTAKTUELL conveniently and without cash using your free POSTCARD. The price is calculated on the basis of details in your manifest. If there are more shipments than specified, we will charge the residual amount retrospectively. If the number of shipments is lower, we will refund the excess paid.

General information

Deutsche Post shall not be liable for the economic success of the advertising mailings it ships, particularly the effect on demand and other reactions by the recipient. The sender itself is responsible for the type, form, content, and consequences, including the advertising success, of its POSTAKTUELL shipments. It shall indemnify Deutsche Post from liability towards third parties in this respect. The General Terms & Conditions of Deutsche Post for the Domestic Letter Mail Service shall apply and can be viewed at our retail outlets.

Dimensions, weights, and prices

Dimensions and weights

With POSTAKTUELL distribution, two areas can be selected:

Core area: Postal code areas in 17 regions of Germany with high addressable market potential.
Peripheral area: All remaining postal code areas in Germany with medium to low addressable market potential.

In order to carry out your advertising campaign as smoothly as possible with POSTAKTUELL, please comply with the rules on dimensions and weights:

Dimensions Length Width Thickness (height) Weight
Minimum dimensions 140 mm 90 mm - max. 1,000 g
Maximum dimensions (C4) 353 mm 250 mm 30 mm max. 1,000 g

Prices for POSTAKTUELL to all households weighing up to 1,000 g

Preise Postaktuell an alle Haushalt mit Tagespost

All charges specified are subject to statutory VAT.
Valid from January 1, 2016

POSTAKTUELL prices to households with daily post up to 1,000 g

Preise Postaktuell an alle Haushalt mit Tagespost

All charges specified are subject to statutory VAT.
Valid from January 1, 2016

Surcharges for delivery district and starting point selection

at the respective weight category, up to max. 1,000 g, plus VAT

POSTAKTUELL
(delivery Tuesday through Friday)
Delivery district selection Starting point selection *)
to households with daily mail EUR 15/1,000 shipments EUR 5/1,000 shipments

to all households

EUR 5/1,000 shipments EUR 15/1,000 shipments

*) Minimum quantity of 250,000 shipments per order. Starting point selection includes delivery district selection.

These surcharges do not include costs for selection of data service providers.

Collection

Upon request, we can collect your unaddressed shipments from your doorstep. The transport price depends on the distance from the nearest posting office for POSTAKTUELL shipments.

Pallet storage

Use the storage facilities of Deutsche Post for your pallets of POSTAKTUELL shipments. In this way, you can free up your own storage capacity in the short term, e.g. for coordination of complete POSTAKTUELL shipments for large campaigns. We store pallets for up to 30 days. We charge EUR 4.99 plus statutory VAT per pallet.