DPD creates international network of pick-up points

DPD creates international network of pick-up points

Delivery service DPD has started its ‘integrated network” of pick-up points in Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg this Monday. It currently consists of 1,000 ParcelShops, but DPD aims to get to 1,400 by the end of the year, reaching 1,500 collection points by April 2014 and add thousands more in France and Germany .

Cross-border e-commerce on the rise

The majority of its 1,000 collection points are newspaper stands, gas stations, local convenience stores and florists, with home delivery also being offered by DPD.

 

DPD is German Geopost’s subsidiary, which in turn has to report to La Poste in France. In a press release, DPD has stated it wants to take advantage of the increasing trend of cross-border e-commerce. As the consumer is becoming used to e-trade, he will more frequently purchase items with foreign suppliers.

 

The 5,000 German and 6,500 French collection points will be integrated in the same network sometime next year. “As a result, Benelux packages can be sent to France and Germany and the other way around”, DPD confirms.

 

Clashing with bpost and PostNL

Up to this point, DPD has been focusing on sending packages in the B2B market, but managing director Marc Morioux has confirmed the company will now head into the growing B2C market. The move bumps the French mail company into the path of bpost and PostNL, who have both underlined the strategic importance packages hold for the future of traditional mail companies.

 

DPD currently has 24,000 employees working in 800 locations, apparently sending out 2.5 million packages per day worldwide.

 

 

(translated by Gary Peeters)

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