The national postal operator Ukrposhta begins cooperation with the Kasta marketplace.
As reported by Ukrposhta on Tuesday, in December, the companies opened 50 partner offices.
Fitting rooms will be installed in co-branded post offices, where customers can check if the goods ordered on the Kasta marketplace fit them.
Partner offices will operate in Kyiv, Odesa, Lviv, Kharkiv, Poltava, Lutsk, Vinnytsia, Mariupol, Kramatorsk, Mykolaiv, Severodonetsk, Kryvy Rih, Nikopol, Khmelnytsky, Zhytomyr and other cities.
Delivery of goods purchased on the Kasta website to Ukrposhta partner offices will be free for holders of KastaBlack loyalty program cards, and in the absence of a card, the delivery will cost UAH 25 regardless of the amount and size of the order.
“According to payment systems, in Ukraine in the first quarter of 2020, the volume of e-commerce increased significantly, and merchants began to use digital channels for sales even more actively: the number of online payments in grocery retail increased by 12%, and in certain categories, such as appliances and electronics, the number of purchases on the Internet increased by 44%. We see this tendency in accordance with the increase in the volume of parcels. Therefore, we continue to expand the circle of our cooperation with the largest online stores,” Deputy Director General for business development of Ukrposhta Olena Stopina said.
“For our customers, the coverage and, accordingly, the delivery speed will expand. We do not plan to stop at 50 offices, we will actively develop this area of cooperation,” Head of the delivery service and the network of KastaPost offices Oleksandr Bilousov.
Ukrposhta has the largest office network in Ukraine, almost 11,000 post offices. The national postal operator delivers items even to the most remote settlements and covers 100% of the territory of Ukraine.
Kasta is a marketplace for clothes, shoes and accessories in Ukraine.
Kyiv-based PJSC Ukrposhta postal operator has started cooperation with the Rozetka online supermarket and F.ua online store, the company’s website said. “Ukrposhta has begun cooperation with the F.ua online store, which is one of the top ten sellers of consumer electronics in Ukraine,” the company said in an official statement.
Over the first days of work in the test mode, Ukrposhta delivered more than 1,000 parcels, the number of orders continues to grow.
Ukrposhta CEO Igor Smelyansky in turn announced the national postal operator’s cooperation with Rozetka.
“Ukrposhta has finally coupled within Rozetka,” he wrote on Facebook. “Millions of potential buyers have been waiting for this. Now they can order delivery [of a limited number of commodities so far] by Ukrposhta. For us, this is a very important signal from the e-commerce market,” he wrote.
According to Smelyansky, in addition to Rozetka and F.ua, Ukrposhta also works with LeBoutique, Parfums, Yakaboo, LaModa, Top Shop, Makeup and some other well-known e-shops.