TNT Post has teamed up with parcel network CollectPlus to offer e-retailers throughout the UK the opportunity to drop off parcels for international delivery at one of the 4,800 CollectPlus stores. As of today small to medium sized web merchants are able to easily send their international items worldwide with TNT Post by dropping them off at their local corner shop.
The new service from TNT Post makes sending international parcels easily accessible for small to medium sized UK-based web merchants. The 4,800 CollectPlus stores are open till late, 7 days a week and this suits the needs of smaller e-retailers who fulfil online orders throughout the week and wish to drop those off at a point nearby. Currently, over 80% of the UK population is within a mile from a CollectPlus location.
With this new service, TNT Post has an answer to the growing number of international orders received by British SME e-retailers. Already 30% of all online cross-border trade in Europe comes from the UK. In addition, a majority of online entrepreneurs in the UK plan to expand internationally within the coming 12 months. Cross border trade from the UK is soaring, with online sales from Greece, France, the Netherlands and Finland increasing by around 20% according to EMOTA, the European online trade organisation. TNT Post, the international parcel division of PostNL, is a separate operating division to TNT Post UK.