Digitec Galaxus to roll out same-day delivery to all Swiss cities

Digitec Galaxus to roll out same-day delivery to all Swiss cities

Digitec Galaxus, one of the largest e-commerce companies in Switzerland, has announced that it will be expanding its same-day delivery service to all Swiss cities. By November of 2023, 60 percent of the population will be able to benefit from the service, which still remains rare in the alpine nation.

60 percent of Switzerland to be offered same-day delivery

After three years of testing in the city of Zurich and the eastern part of the canton, Digitec has announced that it will be expanding its “same-day delivery system” to more regions of Switzerland. The system uses a sister company of Swiss Post called notime, which uses environmentally friendly vehicles (80 percent are small electric cars or scooters) to deliver packages at lightning speed.

Since the system started in Zurich in January 2020, the service “has made approximately half a million lightning deliveries to our customers”, accounting for 26 percent of all deliveries made, the company told 20 Minuten. With the success in Zurich, the firm now wants to allow gadgets, home appliances and other digital goods to be shipped to more parts of the alpine nation in record time.

Under the system, if a customer orders items from the Digitec or Galaxus stores before 11am, they are able to ask for lightning-fast shipping which will deliver the products to their door between 6 and 10pm the same day. The packages themselves have a maximum weight of 30 kilograms and cannot be bigger than 60 x 60 x 100 centimetres.

Which Swiss cities will be given same-day delivery for Digitec Galaxus?

At the time of writing, here’s where and when Digitec Galaxus will be expanding its same-day delivery services:

  • August 8: Zurich West, Thalwil, Affoltern am Albis, Aarau, Lenzburg, Baden, Wohlen, Bremgarten and the surrounding area
  • August 29: Eastern Switzerland, including St. Gallen, Winterthur, Frauenfeld, Wil, Kreuzlingen and Schaffhausen
  • September 12: Basel, Liestal and the surrounding area
  • September 19: Bern, Thun, Fribourg, Biel, La Neuveville and the surrounding area
  • October 3rd: Central Switzerland, including Lucerne, Zug and Sursee
  • October 31: Western Switzerland with Geneva, Lausanne, Vevey, Montreux, Neuchâtel, Yverdon-les-Bains, Le Locle and the surrounding area

For more information, check out the official press release (in German).

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Jan de Boer


Jan de Boer

Editor for Switzerland at IamExpat Media. Jan studied History at the University of York and Broadcast Journalism at the University of Sheffield. Though born in York, Jan has lived most...

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