Norway Post has created a new ecommerce division to drive the booming home delivery segment of the parcels market.
The company said this week that the online shopping business in Norway is currently growing by 15% each year in the region, and it is keen to hold a good share of that business.
The new division will gather together Norway Post’s business activities concerning ecommerce services, and as well as leading the provision of home delivery in this area, the unit will also work to develop new ecommerce concepts and services.
The division will also manage the accounts for Norway Post’s largest ecommerce customers.
Norway Post said it has promoted its senior vice president of sales and customer service, Gunnar Henriksen, to lead the new division as executive director.
Henrikson, 52, is a native of Ålesund on the coast of central Norway, and has held senior roles at Norway Post for the past six-and-a-half years, including two years as the company’s vice president of banking.
Previously, his experience included international roles for 3M Group in the US and Scandinavia.
Gunnar Henrikson will lead Norway Post’s new ecommerce division from November
Henrikson, who officially starts his new role on 1st November, said: “I am very excited to be involved in building an important priority for the Norway Post Group. Along with many skilled employees, Norway Post and (Norway Post’s cargo company) Bring are taking our share of the rapidly growing ecommerce market.”
Norway Post has adopted a new corporate structure as of this month, with more of an emphasis on the growing logistics/parcels market, as traditional mail volumes decline.
The company’s structure includes a post division, a domestic logistics division, an international logistics division and the new ecommerce/distance-selling division.
Source: Post&Parcel/Norway Post