DHL Express set to open up to 300 new service points in Finland

People shopping at Finnish Kesco grocery stores will soon be able to pick up their deliveries from DHL Express while doing their weekly shop. As more online and delivery businesses enter the click and collect market, DHL has signed an agreement with grocery store chain Kesco to have service points in their grocery and home improvement shops.

The agreement between DHL and Express and K-Group should see around 250-300 new DHL Express service points being set up across the country. Initially, these service points will be set up in the capital Helsinki this month and into October, but will be rolled out to Jyväskylä, Kuopio, Lahti, Lappeenranta, Oulu, Tampere, Turku and Vaasa. By the end of the year there will be 30 service points across the country with plans to significantly expand operations in the coming years.

Where the service points will only be used for collection initially, it is planned to allow customers to send parcels through DHL Express in the next year or so.