DHL Parcel Europe has partnered with Pošta Slovenije of Slovenia and the Magyar Posta of Hungary to expand its cross-border e-commerce delivery service across Eastern Europe. The addition of the two countries expands the service across the continent to 18 countries.
With the new partnership, online traders can use a harmonized network infrastructure to access expanded and standardized services. Other benefits include shorter conveyance times, Saturday delivery and a uniform service standard for all customers.
“After having established ourselves successfully within one year in the Austrian parcel market, the expansion of our network to the economically closely related countries Hungary and Slovenia was natural,” said Achim Dünnwald, CEO of DHL Parcel Europe.
DHL Parcel Europe cited data from the European Commission, stating that, by 2020, the e-commerce market in Hungary is expected to grow by 36 percent, and by about 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. In addition, the partners will be introducing a service informing recipients of their orders’ expected delivery time and date, as well as a returns solution.
DHL Parcel Europe has continually expanded to serve the Benelux countries, Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Austria, Sweden, France, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania in the last two years.
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