Evening parcel presentation at PostNL from now on

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The Hague, 2 March 2015 - From today webshop owners and business customers in the Breda and Utrecht regions can present their parcels at PostNL later in the evening. From now on they can visit 34 PostNL retail locations until 7.00 pm or even 9.00 pm. If the service proves successful, PostNL intends to extend this to 500 PostNL retail locations across the country. Parcel delivery will take place the next day. It is currently only possible to present parcels until 5.00 pm or 6.00 pm. The company is offering this service in response to changing demands and opening times, particularly from SME companies. Customers can find the locations at postnl.nl/morgenbezorgen.

There is a tremendous increase in internet purchasing. In the first three quarters of 2014 online orders grew to € 9.81 billion. Consumers order products throughout the day and want to have these delivered as soon as possible, often within 24 hours. At most of the big webshops that’s already possible. But a 2014 survey conducted by PostNL showed that smaller webshops would also like to be able to achieve this. Extending the parcel presentation time is a way of meeting this need.

Barry Husman, Retail Director, explains: ‘We understand this need from webshop owners. For them it is essential that they can offer their customers next day delivery on ordered products. The later their customers can place an order, the stronger their competitive position. As logistics partner we are pleased to be able to contribute to this.’