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  October 1st, 2016 | Written by

DHL Expands European Parcel Operations

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  • Co-operation with Slovenian and Hungarian postal services strengthens DHL's range of crossborder ecommerce services.
  • DHL's new operations in Hungary and Slovenia offer shorter transit times.
  • DHL's new operations in Hungary and Slovenia offer recipients and senders added value.

DHL Parcel Europe, the Slovenian Pošta Slovenije, and the Hungarian Magyar Posta are cooperating in order to now provide a common business-to-consumer infrastructure for parcel delivery in a growing number of European countries.

Launched this month, the partnership extends DHL Parcel Europe’s network for cross-border ecommerce by two additional countries. This expansion is in line with DHL’s strategy to accelerate the development of the European ecommerce market and to offer customers the best-developed infrastructure. DHL Parcel Europe is thus expanding its network, which is based upon defined DHL standards, to a total of eighteen European ecommerce markets. Online traders can now use a harmonized network infrastructure with expanded and standardized services for all these markets.

“After having established ourselves successfully within one year in the Austrian parcel market, the expansion of our network to the economically closely related countries Hungary and Slovenia was natural,” said Achim Dünnwald, CEO of DHL Parcel Europe. “Together with our local partners, we also want to support online traders with their business in these markets. At the same time we offer our customers in the rest of Europe an attractive opportunity to offer their products across borders in an increasing number of markets.”

Through this new partnership with the Slovenian and Hungarian postal services DHL Parcel Europe wants to specifically support the ecommerce growth in the two countries and to use the resulting potential for cross-border trade. According to the latest information from the European Commission, by 2020 the e-commerce market in Hungary is expected to grow by 36 percent and by around 53 percent in Slovenia.

“Reliable and flexible logistics is an essential prerequisite for successful online trading,” said Dünnwald. “Together with our partners we now provide the necessary infrastructure and the right services in Hungary and Slovenia. With the extended network and our high service standards we are laying the foundations for a genuine European ecommerce landscape.”