The Nova Poshta Group delivered a total of 145.8 million parcels over the course of 2017, which means almost a 30% increase from the 2016 figure. The group’s press service has announced this, Interfax-Ukraine reports.
According to the group’s press service, more than 5 million parcels were received from abroad. In 2016, Nova Poshta International, part of the group, delivered about 1 million parcels from other countries.
“The share of deliveries for Nova Poshta’s online customers in Ukraine increased by around a third year-on-year. The tendency continued in 2017: the corporation delivered around 33 million parcels for e-commerce entities, which is 30% greater than in 2016. At the same time, the demand from online sellers and distributors of goods is on the rise. For instance, NP Logistic (another member of the group) carried out over 15 million cargo transactions and it expects to double that figure in 2018,” the group stated in its press release.
According to the group, targeted services also grew: during the previous year Nova Poshta carried out around 16 million door-to-door deliveries, which exceeds the 2016 figure by almost 40%.
“In order to maintain a stable quality of the company’s services, its fleet has been expanded: the number of trucks that deliver parcels to doorsteps has increased by 31% and amounted to almost 1,500 units,” the press service stated.
Furthermore, in 2017, the group attracted a number of competent executives, established a new-format office in Kyiv and the first branch in Italy, and signed an agreement on exclusive partnership with DPD, one of Europe’s top express delivery operators. Customers now also enjoy new digital opportunities: they can amend the data of express invoices online and receive payments for the goods shipped to their bank card.
“Among Nova Poshta’s plans for 2018 is improvement of service quality and expansion of the network. The company did not bet on expanding the network in the past year, whereas it plans active expansion across Ukraine in the present year,” the press service announced.