The first weeks of December showed an increase of almost 40% as compared to the same weeks last year. We expect 50% more parcels in the days to come. Compared to 2 years ago, these numbers constitute double PostNL’s delivery amounts in Belgium. “We are pleased that our parcel delivery drivers have more and more addresses to stop at, including more and more purchases from Belgian webshops,” says Sales Manager Steven Taeleman. The rapid increase in parcel amounts is partially due to the growth of e-commerce in Belgium – over 25% in 2013. PostNL growing more rapidly than the market has to do with the webshops which are popular in Flanders, such as bol.com, Body&Fit, Wijnvoordeel and Zooplus.
Extra staff is being hired to help sort parcels for the peak season. Delivery is done by 300 drivers, from 4 sorting centres across Flanders. This enables customers to place orders until late at night and still receive their parcels as early as the next day. There are 6 delivery days per week, and customers can always check their parcel statuses with Track & Trace at www.postnl.be/parcels.
We are PostNL. The postal and logistic solutions provider. For our customers, we are the link between the physical and the online world. We facilitate communications between people and companies. We deliver parcels seven days a week and letters five days a week. On an average day, we deliver 575,000 parcels and 9 million letters throughout the Benelux. We offer more and more new services through combinations of smart networks, digital applications and the right communications channels. In doing so, we aim to make the daily lives of our customers easier.
As the first listed postal company, we have the largest and most modern network for letters, parcels and e-commerce in the Benelux countries. In addition, we also operate in Germany, Italy and eight other countries across the world. PostNL employs a total of 46,000 people. With our loyal workforce, extensive networks and innovative drive, our ambition is to be the leading postal and logistics solutions provider in chosen markets. In 2016 our revenues reached €3,4 billion.