With same day delivery if Dutch consumers place an order before 12.00 noon they will receive it the same day. The service is available Monday-Friday and orders will be delivered between 6.00 pm and 9.30 pm.
PostNL is starting this new delivery option with nine webshops and would like to extend this service to other parties in the future. Webshops expect their customers to have a lot of interest in this new delivery method. Consumers would particularly like to receive electronics, gadgets, foodstuffs and wine the same day. This makes same day delivery an attractive option. Consumers may have to pay a small fee for this depending on the webshop. PostNL is starting this service just before the holidays so that last-minute Sinterklaas or busy Father Christmas can deliver his presents the same evening.
Same day delivery is one of the delivery services recently developed with retailers to respond effectively to consumer demand. Gerrit Mastenbroek, director PostNL Parcels & Logistics Benelux explains: ‘We continuously introduce new innovative solutions in order to respond to consumer demand. Same day delivery and the expansion from two to five days a week evening delivery are good examples. From now on we enable consumers to receive their orders 5 nights a week. In addition, we are developing a network for food delivery’.
PostNL has previously introduced ‘Sunday delivery’, ‘5 evenings per week’, ‘in self-chosen time windows’ and ‘parcel Locker delivery’. Webshops starting same day delivery on 16 November are: Fonq, Alternate, wijnvoordeel.nl, wijnbeurs.nl, Scheer & Foppen, Camera.nu, EDC Internet, Kookwinkel Oldenhof and belsimpel.nl
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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, the United Kingdom, and Italy. PostNL employs a total of approximately 56,000 people. In 2014 our revenues reached almost €4.3 billion.