State-owned Eesti Post announced on Monday that they are both expanding their network of package terminals as well as extending 100 existing ones leading up to Christmas. The company that operates under the Omniva brand operates the terminals across all three Baltic states.
The plan is to double the size of Omniva's package terminal network. Works towards this goal are starting this week, with 63 terminals to be added across the Baltic states, and another 100 terminals to be expanded.
Estonia is getting eight new terminals, Latvia 30, and Lithuania 25. According to Omniva management member Ansi Arumeel, the main motivation behind the expansion is increasing interest in the terminals.
"E-commerce has grown so rapidly that several of our package machines are too small to handle the ever-increasing package volumes. Clients also expect to have the opportunity to pick up their packages as close to home as possible," Arumeel said. "This is why we have decided to expand our network to nearly double its current size."
He added that the expansion of the network will continue in the coming years. Over the next five years Omniva expects to invest more than €20 million in further expansion.
The company has also decided to buy terminals from several different suppliers. "Next year we can expand the network with new package terminals even quicker," confirmed Arumeel. "The opportunity to purchase different types of parcel lockers will help us bring our services even closer to people."
By Christmas, Omniva is hoping to have a total of 132 package terminals in Estonia. Along with its other service points, this means that Omniva now offers 444 package pick-up points, the company said.
Omniva is the trade name of AS Eesti Post, Estonia's national postal service. The company is owned by the state and operates internationally. The group includes parent company AS Eesti Post, subsidiary AS Maksekeskus, Lithuania-based subsidiary UAB Omniva LT, Latvia-based SIA Omniva, and affiliate OÜ Post11 that provides e-merchants with international logistics solutions for the delivery of goods across the world.
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