Omniva announce 35% growth in parcel lockers

Estonian postal operator Omniva has reported that it has delivered 40% more parcels to its customers via parcel machines in 2016 than the year before. Omniva also saw a significant growth in the scale of its parcel machine network around the Baltics.

In a statement, Omniva said: “The parcel machine service continued to show rapid growth in all three Baltic States, increasing by 42%. The service grew by 25% in Estonia, 92% in Latvia, and 90% in Lithuania. Altogether, Omniva delivered 40% more parcels to its customers via parcel machines in 2016 than it did in 2015.”

Due to the popularity of the system, Omniva extended its parcel machine network by 35% in the Baltic region, including a 54% increase in Latvia and 49% in Lithuania.

Omniva’s CEO Aavo Kärmas commented: “We plan to continue the expansion of our parcel machine network in 2017. We can use parcel machines of different types and sizes to expand to regions where parcel traffic is not yet that dense.”

Revenues in parcel business services also grew by 17% by comparison to 2015.

“The increase in parcel business was especially notable in Latvia,” said Omniva, “where the business revenues from parcel services grew by 90% compared to the previous year. In Lithuania, Omniva’s revenues from parcel business increased by 30% compared to the previous year.”

The postal operator and logistic company is currently building a new logistics centre in Tallinn to handle its growing parcel volumes. Omniva anticipates it will be in the autumn of 2018.

While the parcels business is growing, the revenues from its postal services in Estonia have continued to fall. The group’s total commercial revenues for 2016 amounted to €95.8m,  up 27% on 2016. The net profit, however, was down 20% at €1,166,000.

Omniva saw its most impressive growth in its international business, which increased by 107% in revenues in 2016.

“Although the twofold growth of the area is a remarkable result, I am confident that the growth in international e-commerce will not slow down. Instead, the upward trend will continue,” said Kärmas. 
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