Posti delivered more than 37m parcels in 2017
Finland’s Posti has reported that it delivered more than 37m parcels in 2017, up 9% on the previous year.
Record-breaking online sales during the holiday season contribute to the increase, the company said in a statement issued last week.
“During the year, e-commerce picked up and the number of e-commerce parcels grew by more than 15%,” said Toni Laaksonen, Vice President, Parcel Services at Posti.
“Posti provides e-commerce with the most popular ways of receiving postal items together with the most comprehensive and fast delivery network in Finland. We deliver parcels to online store customers also on Saturdays in the capital region, Tampere, Turku, Oulu, Seinäjoki and Kuopio.”
The company saw particularly strong take-up of its parcel locker service.
According to Posti: “Increasing numbers of online stores offer Posti parcel lockers as a delivery type. Posti has more than 1,500 service points, of which 500 are parcel lockers. The number of parcels going through them grew by 42%. Posti will open 1,000 new parcel lockers. The new Smartpost parcel locker service can be ordered for a housing company or office.”
In addition to parcel volume, Posti also delivered around a million letters containing goods per month, mainly sent from Chinese online stores.