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DELIVERY COMPANY NOVA POSHTA OPENS OVER 700 NEW DEPOTS IN UKRAINE

The Nova Poshta Group in January-May 2019 opened over 700 new depots, including 573 in small localities, Nova Poshta Director Oleksandr Bulba said at a briefing at Dunapack Ukraine plant (Oleshky, Kherson region) on Tuesday.
The number of depots of the company increased to 3,400.
In January-May, the company delivered over 81 million parcels, which is 23% more than during the same period last year. At the same time, 67 million parcels were delivered in depot-depot mode. At the same time, door-to-door delivery for this period also increased by 34%.
In addition, in five months, Nova Poshta delivered more than 1 million parcels from abroad. Shipping from the United States and Europe grew by 27%.
“We plan to develop international delivery further,” Bulba said.
According to the press release of the company spread at the briefing, the foreign representative offices of Nova Poshta in Georgia and Moldova are also actively developing: in Moldova, the number of shipments in January-May doubled compared with the same period last year, and in Georgia it grew by 30%.
The average NPS (Net Promoter Score) in Ukraine at the end of May was 78%.
In the first five months of 2019, the Nova Poshta Group transferred more than UAH 1.75 billion of taxes and duties to the budget of Ukraine.

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DELIVERING COMPANY NOVA POSHTA RESUMES COOPERATION WITH U.S. ONLINE STORE IHERB

Nova Poshta International, part of Nova Poshta, has resumed delivery from the online retailer of cosmetics and perfumery iHerb (the United States), according to the company’s website. Clients of the company will be able to pick up their orders in the offices of Nova Poshta, in automated parcel terminals, or choose courier delivery. The delivery time is 7-10 days.
To order delivery via Nova Poshta International on the iHerb website, you need to select the option with the Nova Poshta International or Boxberry logo (the partner of Nova Poshta International) in the Delivery tab page.
“Customers have repeatedly asked us and wrote in iHerb proposals to return delivery of Nova Poshta International. We did everything possible so that every citizen of our country could again conveniently and quickly receive their orders,” Yuriy Benevytsky, the director of Nova Poshta International, said.

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NOVA POSHTA GROUP SEES 20% RISE IN DELIVERIES IN 2018

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.

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NOVA POSHTA GROUP SIGNS FIVE-YEAR CONTRACT WITH IKEA

NP Logistic, part of the Nova Poshta Group, has signed a contract on the provision of logistic services to the Swedish furniture and home accessories retailer IKEA, planning to open its first store in Ukraine in 2019.
The press service of Nova Poshta reported on Wednesday that the company will provide storage and order completion services for the first IKEA city store in Kyiv.
“We are glad that IKEA selected us. This would allow uniting prime standards of fulfillment and delivery with the furniture retail,” the co-owner of Nova Poshta, Viacheslav Klymov, said.
NP Logistic’s core business is fulfillment: storage of goods at warehouses, online order completion and delivering them to customers.
As reported, in September 2018, IKEA officially announced that the group plans to open a first city store in Ukraine in 2019 in the Ocean Mall in Kyiv.
The development of the network in Ukraine will be under the aegis of IKEA Southeast Europe, which is part of the IKEA Group (Ingka Holding B.V.). The company is engaged in retail business IKEA in Croatia, Serbia, Romania and Slovenia.
Swedish IKEA is the world’s largest retail chains for furniture and household goods with 367 stores on 30 markets.
Nova Poshta was founded in 2001. Its network has more than 2,350 depots and a fleet of more than 3,600 trucks. In 2017, more than 145 million items were delivered.

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DELIVERY COMPANY NOVA POSHTA PLANS TO INCREASE DELIVERIES BY 16.6% IN 2018

The Nova Poshta Group predicts that in 2018, the group would increase the number of deliveries to 170 million, which is 16.6% more than last year, Nova Poshta Director Oleksandr Bulba has said.
“The [upward] trend continues in 2018: we expect a 15-20% increase in the eight months ending August this year. We delivered 108 million parcels (for comparison, in the eight months of 2017, 90 million.) Our plan for this year is about 170 million parcels,” he told Interfax-Ukraine.
The press service of the group told Interfax-Ukraine that this year Nova Poshta intends to open up to 600 new points of presence of different formats.
As reported, Nova Poshta in January-June 2018 delivered 78 million items, which is 21% more than in the same period in 2017.
Nova Poshta was founded in 2001. Its network has more than 2,350 depots and a fleet of more than 3,600 trucks. In 2017, more than 145 million items were delivered.

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EXPRESS DELIVERY COMPANY NOVA POSHTA OPENS 49 NEW DEPOTS

The Nova Poshta Group (Kyiv), operating in the express delivery segment, opened 49 new depots in August 2018.
According to a company press release, the total number of depots across the country grew to 2,440.
“In August, 49 depots were opened: 13 mini departments accepting parcels weighing up to 15 kg, 23 depots for sending parcels weighing up to 30 kg, and 13 depots unlimited by weight,” the company said.
New branches appeared in Kyiv, Ivano-Frankivsk, Ternopil, Kharkiv and other large cities, as well as in smaller towns – in Nadvirna, Bakhmut, Enerhodar, Ichnia, Baturin and others.
In addition, the company has changed the locations of 18 already operating branches to more convenient ones in different cities of Ukraine in order to reduce the load on the branches.
Nova Poshta also continued its partnership with retail supermarket networks.
The Auchan Ukraine network has four pick-up and drop-off points in Kyiv and it is planned to expand into all 23 stores.
Nova Poshta opens new depots in the Leroy Merlin network in Kyiv; the Lotok network has more than 10 pick-up and drop-off points around the city.
According to the company’s report, in January-July 2018, Nova Poshta customers in the e-commerce market sent 19.2 million items, which is almost 27% more than in the same period of 2017.

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