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. We are an essential link between the physical and the online world. We have the largest network for letters, parcels and e-commerce in the Benelux countries. Our combinations of smart networks and digital applications enable us to provide our clients with valuable solutions. We live in a world where digital applications play an increasingly large role in our daily lives. These services develop very rapidly. We put our resourcefulness to good use to constantly think up new ways to connect senders and receivers.
As the first listed postal company, we are an example to the rest of the world in automatic letter sorting. And our innovative parcels network is completely adapted to the wishes of web retailers. Outside the Netherlands, we are active in Germany, the United Kingdom, Italy, Belgium and Luxembourg. PostNL employs a total of approximately 59,000 people. In 2013 our revenues reached almost € 4.3 billion.