After online payment, the shipping label can be printed easily and placed on the parcel. This also applies to any necessary customs documentation. This enables individuals and business customers to prepare their shipments in a professional way. Parcels can then also be delivered to any of Kariboo’s 500 PostNL Parcel Points. And of course, the parcel can be followed online at all times. The cooperation with Kariboo gave PostNL instant access to an extremely large and extensive network for sending and receiving parcels throughout the Benelux.
The Online Shipping Tool is not only for businesses, sole traders and webshops. Private individuals who trade via the internet, or who just want to send a gift, or wish to return a pair of shoes they ordered, can also use this new service. PostNL is making it easy to send parcels world-wide, in anticipation of the expected growth in international e-commerce in Belgium. Consumers and businesses can already drop off their parcels for shipment at the Parcel Points. Later this year, it will also be possible to collect parcels 6 days a week. PostNL is responding to demand for a wider range of possibilities for sending and receiving parcels, both in terms of locations as well as opening times.
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.