Omniva to deploy 30 parcel lockers throughout Latvia

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Baltics-based logistics firm Omniva has announced its plans to install 30 new parcel machines in Latvia in light of the growing number of e-shoppers.

Initially, the company planned to install 15 parcel machines in Latvia in 2016, but recently decided to expand more rapidly and double this number. New lockers will be installed in Riga and several other regions across Latvia beginning in late September.

In August 2016, Omniva’s Latvian branch surpassed the full-year turnover of 2015, meaning that in little more than eight months it achieved the previous year’s business results. Although the greatest proportion of sent parcels consists of business customers (companies, online stores), recent months showed a rapid increase in the number of individual shipments. Omniva currently operates more than 28,000 individual lockers throughout the Baltic region.

Ansi Arumeel, a member of Omniva’s management board, said, “Our customers are increasingly asking for the parcel solution to be available in the whole of the Baltics, and it is our goal to take the service as close to our customers as possible.

“A few years ago we decided to treat the Baltics as an integral market. As a result, only Omniva is currently able to provide such a comprehensive parcel service solution.”

Next year Omniva plans to open its parcel machine network to partner companies to encourage the rapid development of e-commerce.

“Although opening our parcel machine network to our partners might seem as though we are giving away our competitive advantage, we believe in constructive cooperation rather than in building separate competitive infrastructure. That is why we decided to take the first step toward this cooperation,” added Arumeel.

September 21, 2016

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