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Dutch PostNL expands its distribution network in Flanders

In order to improve its growing e-commerce services, Dutch parcel delivery company PostNL has significantly increased its distribution capacities in Belgium by a third, mostly in Flanders. In addition, 350 new parcel points have been added, where customers can pick up, send or return their orders even faster.

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Ready for growth

In recent years, PostNL has grown faster than the market and wants to be able to continue this upward curve. As a result of its expansion, the company has increased its distribution capacity from 11,000 m2 to 44,000 m2. For example, the depot capacity in Roeselare doubled in size, requiring a move to Ardooie in the province of West Flanders.

Fast and nearby

Online shoppers want different options to receive their packages and quick, smooth handling. "More than two-thirds of consumers want to drive a maximum of five kilometers to collect their packages, unless it is on a commonly used route," says Rudy Van Rillaer, director of PostNL in Belgium. That's why the shipping company added 350 locations in Belgium, bringing the total number here to 1,850. In addition, the company's own locations come with a speed guarantee. Within 24 hours after a parcel arrives at PostNL, it is available for collection.

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25 October 2019

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