Deutsche Post DHL Group and Austrian Post are further collaborating in parcel markets of Slovakia and Czech Republic on the back of e-commerce growth. The cooperation is expected to kick off in September 2019.
In order to create profitable growth in the booming cross-border e-commerce business, the companies will collaborate in last-mile parcel delivery in Slovakia and Czech Republic.
Under the agreement, In Time, a subsidiary of Austrian Post, will deliver parcels sent by DHL customers to Slovakia, while Deutsche Post DHL Group’s Czech subsidiary, PPL CZ, will deliver parcels sent by Austrian Post customers to Czech Republic.
“After the collaboration with Austrian Post in Austria both parties decided to further use each other’s delivery network as described in Slovakia and Czech Republic,” says Petr Horak, managing director PPL CZ & DHL Parcel Slovensko.
“With e-commerce on the rise and growing parcel volumes high quality and best-in-class customer experience in last-mile-delivery becomes increasingly a key differentiator and with this cooperation we will lay the right foundation for this”, he adds.
Customers will benefit from high-quality parcel delivery services, including short delivery times for shipments, the duo say. The collaboration will allow both parties to create further profitable growth and tap the potential of the growing cross-border e-commerce business.
“We look forward to expanding our strategic partnership with DHL,” adds Carsten Wallmann, senior VP Turkey and Central, Eastern Europe Parcel, Austrian Post. “We are confident that we will be able to convince the DHL customers thanks to our quality in last-mile-delivery and are pleased to have found a professional partner in the Czech Republic for our growing cross-border e-commerce business.”