The Nova Poshta Group delivered 174 million parcels in 2018, which is almost 20% more than in 2017.
Co-owner of the company Volodymyr Popereshniuk said at a press conference late on Tuesday, in 2019, the company also seeks to achieve 20% growth in the number of deliveries.
The company also said that the number of items generated by business customers grew by 25% over the year, and online stores registered 36 million parcels in a year.
In 2018, Nova Poshta delivered 2.7 million international shipments, while the growth in deliveries from the United States doubled, and from Europe it increased by 3.5 times.
“In 2018, we opened about 350 new branches and installed more than 200 pick-up and drop-off points, which work not only in our branches, but also in the Epicenter, Lotok, Auchan and Leroy Merlin retail networks. We have grown to almost 3,000 points of presence and we will expand the network in small towns,” Director of Nova Poshta Oleksandr Bulba said.
He also said that the average speed of delivery of a parcel was reduced by 50 minutes.
In addition, in 2018, Nova Poshta transferred over UAH 3 billion in taxes and fees to the budget of all levels, which is 43% more than in 2017.
As reported, Nova Poshta in 2017 delivered 145.8 million parcels, which is almost 30% more than in 2016.
Founded in 2001, Nova Poshta Group is a leader in the express delivery market in Ukraine. The company’s network consists of almost 3,000 branches throughout the country.