Asendia, the joint venture between La Poste and Swiss Post, and An Post, the Irish Postal operator of Ireland, have announced a formal Premium Partnership agreement that allows Asendia to offer retailers the use of An Post’s final mile delivery services for mail and parcels, from the 15 countries it operates.
Marc Pontet, Asendia’s CEO, said that the move was a further development of cross-border parcel services in thriving e-commerce markets. “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 three delivery attempts,” he said.
Lloyd Webber, sales and marketing director at Asendia UK, said: “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 the partnership extended An Post’s reach. “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”.
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