Posti predicts a record peak season in e-commerce for late 2020 when parcel volumes might climb to record-breaking numbers. From Black Friday onwards, parcels are delivered to the most popular pick-up points seven days a week. Home deliveries are also expected to increase towards the end of the year.
With Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Christmas, and the fact that shopping offline is less in favor because of the COVID-19 outbreak, parcel volumes might climb to record-breaking numbers. Posti, a major postal and logistics company from Finland, estimates that it will deliver 1.5 million parcels in Finland each week until Christmas. In the busiest weeks, Posti predicts it will even deliver nearly two million parcels.
Parcels will be picked up and delivered to recipients on Sunday, November 29th to December 20th. In addition to the Helsinki metropolitan area, Sunday deliveries include Jyväskylä, Kuopio, Lahti, Oulu, Pori, Seinäjoki, Tampere and Turku. Seven-day parcel delivery covers almost half of the entire population.
Aside from this extension of the delivery period, the logistics company has also opened a temporary, nationwide network of 200 pickup points. These sites are located in convenient places near the most popular parcel lockers of Posti.
“I would recommend that customers utilize the pickup points designed for picking up parcels. This year, our customers can also order their online purchases to be delivered directly to a temporary pickup point. The pickup points also accept return parcels”, Posti’s Tommi Kässi says.
More than 40% of consumers prefer to have their online purchases delivered to a Parcel Locker. Posti will have approximately 2,200 Parcel Lockers by the end of the year plus roughly 850 Posti outlets offering personal service, for a total of more than 3,000 service points. The capacity of their Parcel Locker network increased roughly by a third this year.
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