Omniva expanding parcel machine network
In a statement sent to Post&Parcel today (24 August), Omniva said that its parcel machine network – “already the biggest in the Baltics” – has expanded by 72 new machines this year: 20 in Estonia, 22 in Lithuania and 30 in Latvia.
“Throughout the Baltics Omniva has installed 246 parcel machines in more than 120 cities and towns. With a total number of over 28,000 parcel lockers Omniva has established the biggest parcel machine network in the Baltics,” said Ansi Arumeel, Member of the Management Board at Omniva.
“Our customers are increasingly asking for the parcel solution to be available in the whole of the Baltics and it is our goal to take the service as close to our customers as possible.”
Next year, Omniva is planning to open up its parcel machine network to other partners in order to encourage even more e-commerce growth in the Baltics.
“Although opening our parcel machine network to our partners might seem as we are giving away our competitive advantage,” said Arumeel, “we rather believe in constructive cooperation than in building separate competitive infrastructure. That is why we decided to take the first step towards this cooperation.
“Today over 2 million people trust their parcels in our hands. Expanding and opening our parcel machine network is another step towards a more simple and comfortable parcel service.
“Because of their round-the-clock availability and speed of service, parcel machines have recently become the most preferred option for sending and receiving parcels.”