PostPlus set for further expansion

PostPlus set for further expansion

European e-commerce logistics company PostPlus has revealed an eight-fold increase in turnover after handling more than 18 million items within two years of its launch.

The company, which was set up by former executives from Estonia Post, Post11 and some of Europe’s leading private sector logistics operators, specialises in shipping parcels, packets and printed material to Scandinavia, the Baltic states and many Eastern European territories.

Chief Executive Officer Gunnar Aru commented on the company’s progress: “Whilst we have a great wealth of experience within the business, we have still been somewhat taken aback by the progress which we have made in a relatively short space of time.

“I think that our collective know-how has been critical in generating that momentum in what is a very competitive industry.

“Instead of trying to establish ourselves in the major European markets, we made a very conscious decision to concentrate on those territories which we are most familiar with and it is already paying off.

“Although we might not yet be as well-known as some of our competitors, our focus on speed, reliability and flexibility of delivery has proved enormously popular.

“In keeping with that emphasis, we don’t only rely on the trusted capabilities of national postal operators for final mile deliveries.

“We believe that smaller, local courier services can offer even better quality in certain of our destinations.

“As the volume of items which we handle has increased, it has also benefited courier development in those places and that, in turn, means an even better service for our customers.”

Mr Aru, a former senior manager with both the Estonian parcel business Post 11 and supply chain giant DB Schenker, said that whilst the main PostPlus hub is located in Amsterdam, the company’s commercial operations are run from Talinn, reflecting the international background of its founders.

PostPlus only began trading in the second quarter of 2019 but, said Mr Aru, was already processing more than 200,000 tonnes of products each month on behalf of a growing roster of clients in Europe, the United States and Asia.

He added that it now shipped to more than 100 different countries with its biggest volume destinations including all of Scandinavia as well as the Baltic and Balkan states, Russia, Ukraine, Italy, France and Poland.

“We might not necessarily offer the cheapest delivery solution to every location but we are far from being the most expensive either.

“Our clients place a premium on the kind of certainty and speed which we provide. That has been evident from the amount of items and new business that we find ourselves dealing with.

“Although the international state of lockdown over the last last 18 months has seen tremendous growth in global e-commerce traffic generally, we are confident that the volumes we are handling are perfectly sustainable.

“As a result, we expect to make further strategic decisions in the very near future to support our operations and maintain the high standards that we have set.”

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