NZ Post and OCS to bring UK customers more delivery options
The launch of the mail processing facilities or ETOE (extraterritorial office of exchange) operations with New Zealand Post will enable OCS’s e-commerce clients to reach international markets by accessing New Zealand Post’s extensive global distribution network, directly from the UK.
OCS’s Heathrow facility will begin processing mail and parcels through the ETOE this month, and this will extend to OCS’s Midlands hub in Coventry, in the Spring.
Tim Jones, Managing Director of OCS Worldwide, said: “This represents a very exciting milestone in our evolution at OCS. Our e-commerce business is growing and having access to the International Postal system allows us a greater level of visibility and control over our post than we have previously had and this will be of huge benefit to our customers. It has become quite apparent in recent years that we share many cultural synergies with our friends at New Zealand Post. They are an ambitious and responsive partner with a strong focus on speed, reliability, quality, transparency and sustainable growth and we feel privileged to be working with them in this way.”
Rachael Manson, Market Development Director (Asia & Europe) of New Zealand Post, said: “New Zealand Post is thrilled to be embarking on this journey with OCS. A key theme within our strategic direction is to be “the best partner for online shopping” and the ongoing expansion of our operating hubs is critical to this success. We see the ability to utilise our postal expertise alongside a commercial operator such as OCS to bring UK based customers a broader set of delivery options for their parcel movements, as well as supporting our existing hub operations in New Zealand, Australia and Singapore.”
OCS has been working in partnership with New Zealand Post on commercial parcel exports from the United Kingdom, since 2015.