DHL Parcel Europe, the Slovenian Pošta Slovenije and the Hungarian Magyar Posta are co-operating in order to now provide a common business-to-consumer infrastructure for parcel delivery in a growing number of European countries. Launched in September the partnership extends DHL Parcel Europe’s network for cross-border e-commerce by two additional countries. With the current expansion in Hungary and Slovenia, DHL Parcel Europe’s network now covers eighteen countries, after only two years.
This expansion is in line with DHL’s strategy to accelerate the development of the European e-commerce market and to offer customers the best-developed infrastructure. DHL Parcel Europe is thus expanding its network, which is based upon defined DHL standards, to a total of eighteen European e-commerce markets. Online traders can now use a harmonized network infrastructure with expanded and standardised services for all these markets.
Through this new partnership with the Slovenian and Hungarian postal services DHL Parcel Europe wants to specifically support the e-commerce growth in the two countries and to use the resulting potential for cross-border trade. According to the latest information from the European Commission, by 2020 the e-commerce market in Hungary is expected to grow by 36 percent and by around 53 percent in Slovenia.
For the co-operation, DHL Parcel Connect has been defined as a service standard for cross-border B2C deliveries. Online traders can therefore rely on the already high, and now further optimized quality they know from DHL Parcel Europe for deliveries to the two countries. Saturday delivery and standardized processes will in future therefore shorten delivery and return times.
“Reliable and flexible logistics is an essential prerequisite for successful online trading”, explains Achim Dünnwald, CEO of DHL Parcel Europe. “Together with our partners we now provide the necessary infrastructure and the right services in Hungary and Slovenia. With the extended network and our high service standards we are laying the foundations for a genuine European e-commerce landscape.”