Domestic Priority letters
A fast Priority letter is delivered primarily on the business day following the mailing. It is suitable for sending customer letters, information bulletins, invoices and membership cards.
Use the Priority letter when you want
If the address is incorrect or obsolete, the Priority letter will go through address clarification and it will be delivered to the recipient's valid mail address without extra charge. If the correct address cannot be determined, the letter will be returned to you.
In cash sales, the letter that is delivered overnight in Finland is called the 1st class letter and in contract customer transactions, it is called the Priority letter.
Basic Product Information
For letters abroad, see International Priority letters
A Priority letter is usually delivered to the recipient on the first weekday (Mon-Fri) following the mailing date.
250 x 353 x 30 mm
90 x 140 x 0.2 mm
Indications and Codes
Port Payé/PP (invoicing on the basis of the mailing list)
The item and payment indication is the Port Payé Finlande indication and the Priority delivery speed marking as well as the Posti Ltd marking. A customer number (6 characters) is included to the indication.
The customer is responsible for printing the item and payment indication or having it printed. Read more: Payment indications
Domestic Priority letter items for which the postage is paid using a franking machine should be marked with the Priority indication or a blue Priority label at the top of the address page.
Domestic letter items without Priority marking are handled as Economy items.
International items must always be furnished with the Priority or Economy marking, indicating the delivery speed.
Information about an item and/or mailing batch is provided on a mailing list and a covering letter of the electronic mailing list is attached to the item and/or mailing batch. Priority letters with information provided on a mailing list (PP/Port Payé) or items directed to the Pricing Service handling can be dropped off at a Posti outlet, a postal center or a terminal or the pick-up transport (subject to a charge) can be used. These items must not be dropped off in a mailbox. As a rule, the latest posting time is 5 p.m.
A work order is attached to an item and/or mailing batch according to Posti's mailing instructions.
Franking machine and Pre-Paid Envelopes:
Priority letters stamped with a franking machine and Priority Pre-Paid Envelopes can be dropped off in mailboxes. In delivery points with two different mailboxes, Economy letters are dropped off in the yellow box and Priority letters in the blue box.
Locations of mailboxes
Read more about delivery and payment methods
Priority letter items are delivered to the recipient's mail slot or mailbox in Posti's basic delivery with the day mail.
The pricing of a Priority letter is based on the quantity, weight, batch size and processability of items. The pricing structure is item price + weight price. An additional service added to the item, if any, is also subject to item pricing.
If the letter's width, length, or thickness exceeds the size of 250 x 353 x 30 mm, the item will be handled and invoiced as a letter or parcel with an additional Maxi Size service.
In the Pricing Service, a service fee specified in price lists is charged in addition to postage fees.
- Invoicing on the basis of the mailing list (Port Payé Finlande/PP)
- Pre-ordered Pre-Paid Envelope
- Franking machine
- Pricing Service
Restrictions as to Content
Cash or valuables should not be sent in a Priority letter.
Other item content restrictions as specified in Posti's general contract and product terms.
Cash on delivery
With cash on delivery, you can ensure that you receive payment for the item in your account before it is handed over to the recipient. You can add the cash on delivery service to Priority and Economy letters, Maxi letters and Insured Items.
We are responsible for forwarding the cash on delivery amount you have specified to a Finnish bank account within 2 to 4 banking days from the payment. The maximum cash on delivery amount is EUR 8,400.
For a payment with a bank reference, the reference number is transmitted to the recipient of the payment; for a payment without a reference number, the payer's name is transmitted. IBAN account numbers and bank-identifying BIC codes, complying with the SEPA regulations, are used for cash on delivery shipments. If the account or reference information is incorrect, we accept no responsibility for delays or losses.
There is a separate address label for cash on delivery shipments. You can add an electronic notice of arrival to a cash on delivery letter.
Express Letter and Saturday Delivery
Express letters are a reliable method of delivering important and urgent messages on the following working day.
In the larger cities, we also deliver Express Letters on ordinary Saturdays. An Express Letter dropped off for delivery on Friday will be delivered to the recipient by 2 p.m. on Saturday. Attach an Exprès bar code label on the Express Letter and a Saturday delivery label on letters to be delivered on a Saturday. Saturday delivery regions can be reviewed in the delivery time inquiry.
If you are paying with the PP method, list the items in the mailing list. Mail Express Letters separately from other mail and drop them off at a postal outlet, a postal center or a terminal.
Payment methods include invoicing, Port Payé and Franking machines.
Maxi Size allows you to send large and light-weight small items that weight no more than two kilograms.
The Maxi Size dimensions are length + width + thickness no more than 900 mm; however, the maximum length is 600 mm. For cylinder-shaped shipments, the length + the diameter x 2 should be no more than 1,040 mm, with a maximum length of 900 mm.
Due to its large size, we cannot deliver Maxi letters as part of the basic delivery. A pick-up notice will be delivered for these items. We will deliver Maxi letters with day mail if possible, taking into account mail delivery arrangements. The Priority Maxi letter or the notice of its arrival is usually delivered on the following weekday, while the Economy Maxi letter or the notice of arrival is delivered on the second weekday after sending.
A Maxi letter can be mailed without shipping documentation, with the exception of cash on delivery items. Items weighing less than 500 grams can be sent as cash on delivery items. Maxi letters can be dropped off at a postal outlet, a postal center or a terminal or picked up with the pick-up service (subject to a charge).
Maxi letter pricing is based on the size, weight and the number of the items in the batch. The postage fee is determined on the basis of a price list, unless otherwise agreed.
We charge a separate transportation charge for Maxi letters containing e-commerce products that are processed as customer returns pursuant to the distance sales provisions in chapter 6 of the Consumer Protection Act (38/1978) referred to in the Postal Act.