Swiss Post is delivering meals under an agreement with a subsidiary of supermarket chain Migros.
The service, called “Menu Casa”, offers 40 menu combinations that customers heat at home using their microwave or conventional oven.
Orders can be placed on weekday mornings for delivery the following morning. (There’s no delivery on Sundays and Mondays.) Meals are shipped using Swiss Post’s priority service.
Swiss Post collects the meals from Migros subsidiary Bischofszell Nahrungsmittel AG and delivers them to the customer’s door.
Menu Casa uses a specially developed packaging solution. A hard plastic shell protects the contents, and an isolation pouch plus frozen PET water bottles keep the frozen meals cool for up to 20 hours. After delivering the meals, the courier takes the boxes back straight away, along with cooling pouches from previous deliveries.
What about failed deliveries? If the customer is not at home, the courier deposits the cooler in front of the house or apartment door. Porch piracy doesn’t seem to be a problem in Switzerland! (Listen to Episode 28 of the Postal Hub Podcast for more on Swiss Post’s incredible first-time parcel delivery rates.)
The Menu Casa service was launched during the northern summer following a trial period. It’s now available across Switzerland… but only in German for now! French and Italian versions of the website are being prepared.
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