Asendia, the joint venture between La Poste and Swiss Post, and An Post, have announced a formal partnership agreement to help cross-border retailers crack the Irish e-commerce market. This enables Asendia to offer retailers privileged access to An Post’s final mile delivery services for mail and parcels, from the 15 countries it operates.
Marc Pontet, Asendia’s CEO commented: “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 and 3 delivery attempts. These are the features that online shoppers are looking for.”
Ireland’s e-commerce market had a total value of €2,762m in 2017 according to Asendia, with cross border spending reportedly making up 77% of the figure published in Asendia’s e-book. According to its findings, 63% of Irish cross-border shoppers buy from the UK with China and US following behind as the next most popular shopping destinations.
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