Posti deliveries tops 37 Million parcels in 2017
08 Jan 2018, 00:17 ( 6 Months ago) | updated: 08 Jan 2018, 09:09 ( 6 Months ago)
The record-breaking online sales during the holiday season grew Posti's parcel volume to 37 million postal items in 2017.Parcel volume increased by 9 percent compared to the previous year, said national postal corporation Posti in a press release.
"During the year, e-commerce picked up and the number of e-commerce parcels grew by more than 15 percent. Posti provides e-commerce with the most popular ways of receiving postal items together with the most comprehensive and fast delivery network in Finland. We deliver parcels to online store customers also on Saturdays in the capital region, Tampere, Turku, Oulu, Seinäjoki and Kuopio," said Toni Laaksonen, Vice President, Parcel Services at Posti.
Posti has ensured the smoothness of deliveries and strengthened its service point network, for instance, by adding more lockers to the Posti parcel locker network and by opening temporary pop-up pickup points for the Christmas season. The number of Posti service points has continued to increase by 40 percent during the last six years.
Increasing numbers of online stores offer Posti parcel lockers as a delivery type. Posti has more than 1,500 service points, of which 500 are parcel lockers. The number of parcels going through them grew by 42 percent. Posti will open 1,000 new parcel lockers. The new Smartpost parcel locker service can be ordered for a housing company or office.
In addition to parcel volume, Posti delivered approximately one million letters containing goods per month, mainly sent from Chinese online stores.