A solution has been found for the two post offices in Schönried and Saanen, thanks to coopoeration between the commune of Saanen and Gstaad Saanenland Tourismus.
Postal counters will open inside the tourism office in Schönried beginning summer 20018, and in the information pavillon in Saanen in spring 2019. The two postal counters will be managed by Gstaad Saanenland Tourismus.
Until 2016, when it decided to reduce its offering, SwissPost had the largest network of access facilities for postal services in Europe, according to the company. The number of postal counters/access points set for elimination by 2020 was increased to 4000 from an earlier figure of 3800. The number of traditionally staffed branches is also being reduced, taking the number from 1320 to approximately 800.