- 6 September 2018
- Transport / Logistics Services
Franco Swiss joint-venture Asendia has entered into a Premium Partnership Agreement with An Post to offer retailers privileged access to the Irish postal operator’s final mile deliveries for mail and parcels from the 15 countries in which it operates. Asendia is a JV between La Poste and Swiss Post.
Marc Pontet, Asendia’s CEO commented, “We continually look to develop our cross-border parcel services to markets where e-commerce is thriving and Ireland is one such market. We chose to partner with An Post because their services offer a long list of unrivalled benefits such as Saturday and evening delivery, safe places, PUDO, and 3 delivery attempts. These are the features that online shoppers are looking for. But what’s more, An Post was voted the most trusted brand in Ireland, which is high praise in a country that brands like Google, PayPal and Pfizer have made their home. This is testament to An Post’s excellent reliability, tracking, and delivery speed, and to the relationship consumers have with their local Postie”.
Lloyd Webber, Sales and Marketing Director at Asendia UK commented, “The Irish consumer loves to shop online and has a thirst for buying from overseas stores. UK retailers in particular should be excited about this opportunity to access an excellent service at a great price, because the UK is the number one shopping destination by far for the Irish”.
Gilles Ferrandez, An Post’s Commercial Director said, “An Post is evolving to meet the demands of e-commerce. We want to make it easier for companies and consumers to sell, to buy, to receive and return goods, wherever and whenever they choose. By partnering with Asendia we are able to expand solutions in the UK, across continental Europe, the USA and Asia; this is a really exciting opportunity for us to grow our reach, with an international partner that has a strong reputation”.
This parcel delivery service to Ireland is available to UK retailers now, including being accessible on the Metapack shipping platform.