Poczta Polska extends parcel pickup network with RUCH agreement
Polish customers will now be able to collect their Poczta Polska parcels in RUCH’s national chain of kiosks and stores. As a result of this agreement, Poczta Polska customers will now be able to use nearly 7,ooo parcel collection points across Poland.
RUCH has nearly 1,700 kiosks and stores. Around 4,100 Poczta Polska facilities offer a click and collect service and last year the postal operator agreed a partnership with the energy company Orlen which added around 1,000 petrol stations to the network.
Over 95% of RUCH outlets are open on Saturdays and nearly 19% also on Sundays. Customers receive a text message to let them know that their parcels are in store, and they have up to seven days to collect them.
The scope of services covered by the agreement with RUCH includes the most popular parcel services of Poczta Polska: Paczka24 and Paczka48, Pocztex Kurier48 and Pocztex Ekspres24.
Grzegorz Kurdziel, a member of the Board in Poczta Polska, commented: “The customers would like to have as many convenient places of collecting e-purchases as possible. Therefore, our main objective in the e-commerce sector is to provide even more points of parcel collection. We systematically extend our chain with collection points of our business partners. As soon as in 2017, we would like to have 10 thousand such points.
“The current agreement with RUCH will also have business consequences, as we assume an increase in the number of parcels managed by Poczta Polska thanks to the competitive offer for e-stores, which strive for the most convenient form of delivery for their customers.”