Omniva uses Bolt to add delivery capacity

Baltics based postal operator Omniva and ride-hailing firm Bolt have launched a pilot project where Bolt will deliver parcels on behalf of Omniva. The project, where Bolt delivers parcels from depots in Tallinn to customers, is to last two weeks.

The idea of the pilot is for Omniva to add parcel delivery capacity in the current pandemic induced parcel delivery spike in demand. Head of parcel business Andre Veskimeister said, “We are testing a solution with Bolt where a client can use Bolt to order home delivery of their parcel that has arrived at the parcel dispatch point … We also hope that the pilot project lets us experience how traditional parcel delivery could function in collaboration with a modern ride-hailing platform.”

“In the current difficult situation, we see that the postal service is overloaded,” Bolt CEO in Estonia Aleksei Kolesnikov added. “We can help here using our wide network of drivers and experience in providing transport services. We hope that the new solution shortens queues and we also encourage everyone to give feedback so we could improve the service even more.”