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Top countries with the best postal services in the world. Where does your country stand?

Switzerland came out as the country with the best postal service in the world, according to a recent report published by the Universal Postal Union. At the opposite end is the Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe.

Switzerland is the country whose postal service is at the highest level regarding reliability, relevance, flexibility and diversity of offers for customers.

Moreover, the Swiss postal service started testing parcel delivery using drones in 2015. Last year, Siss Post also started testing deliveries with the help of robots that have an autonomous navigation system. These can carry goods of up to ten kilograms, at a distance of around six kilometers.


On the other hand, China came out over Switzerland regarding a single aspect: worldwide coverage area, according to the aforementioned report.

The second position in the ranking with the best postal services is taken by France, followed by Japan.

While the high score obtained by France is mainly due to the expansion of postal services in several areas of activity, Japan was much appreciated due to its logistical organiozations. Great Britain came sixth.

The top 10 countries with the best postal services are:

1. Switzerland
2. France
3. Japan
4. The Netherlands
5. Germany
6. Great Britain
7. Poland
8. Singapore
9. China
10. Austria

The American postal services came 13th in the world.
At the opposite end, the weakest postal services in the world are the following:
1. The Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe.
2. Liberia
3. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
4. Nicaragua
5. Samoa
6. Mozambique
7. Dominica
8. Zambia
9. Haiti
10. Chad

Regarding the best postal services in the European Union, the top ten positions are occupied by Sweden (no 1), France, The Netherlands, Germany, Great Britain, Poland, Austria, Slovenia, Finland and Estonia (no 10).


Diane Stinsow