18 January 2013, Friday, 17:36

Winter sales in Europe overload Russian mail

author: Elvira Latypova

The Russian Post expects the second wave of peak correspondence in connection with the beginning of winter sales in Europe and China.

Volumes of orders in foreign Internet shops during discounts periods are comparable to quantity of gifts to the New Year. The season of sales in separate countries, for example, in Italy, France, Spain, will last till March.

More often inhabitants of the republic book on the Internet and receive by the Russian Post gadgets, phones, souvenirs, perfumery and other goods small in size.

The main way of delivery of such production is so-called small packages. In the majority of the countries they are examined according to the simplified procedure. In Russia regulations are stricter, therefore processing and mail delivery takes more time. In the long term, probably, easing of some requirements will be made and in Russia too.

According to the press-service of the Russian Post, negotiations are now carried out with the Federal Customs Service on the simplified admission of ordinary mail through places of the international post exchange.

Postal workers mark the tendency of substantial volume growth of the incoming international correspondence. According to the Bashkir Department Director of the Russian Post Irek Galimov, for 2012 the volume of correspondence delivered from abroad has grown almost by 20 % and has made about 700 thousand units.