The new plugin allows webshop owners to have their customers profit from two new PostNL delivery options: evening delivery on Tuesdays and Thursdays and extra early collection at 450 post offices. Webshop customers increasingly want to determine themselves when and where a parcel is delivered. Research by PostNL showed that 35% of recipients of parcels want evening delivery as an option. In addition, 89% of webshop owners have indicated they wanted a simple technological link with their logistical partner.
Extra early collection means that customers can collect their parcels at some 450 post offices the following morning at 8.30 am, thus before the start of the day. Other customers prefer to receive parcels in the evenings; on Tuesday and Thursday evenings between 6.00 pm and 9.30 pm almost throughout the Netherlands. The plugin is a means to offer the two new delivery options to online shoppers. Evening delivery will be introduced as of 1 May this.
In addition to these delivery options, the PostNL plugin also helps webshop owners in sending parcels. For instance, an address label for an order is produced with one click of a button, and the status of delivery can be seen at a glance. The plugin is available as a download from the PostNL website.