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Asendia and An Post Irish cross border ecommerce Partnership

By Chris Dawson September 5, 2018 - 4:47 pm

Asendia and An Post have announced a formal Premium Partnership agreement to enable Asendia to offer retailers privileged access to An Post’s final mile delivery services for mail and parcels, from the 15 countries it operates. This parcel delivery service to Ireland is available to UK retailers now, including being accessible on the MetaPack shipping platform.

“The Irish consumer loves to shop online and has a thirst for buying from overseas stores. UK retailers in particular should be excited about this opportunity to access an excellent service at a great price, because the UK is the number one shopping destination by far for the Irish.”
– Lloyd Webber, Sales and Marketing Director, Asendia UK

Recent figures from Asendia on the Irish ecommerce opportunity include:

  • Ireland is a fast growing ecommerce market, with total value to have reached € 6,762 million in 2017
  • Cross-border spending is expected to represent over 77% of this, reaching €5,206 million
  • 63% of Irish cross-border shoppers buy from the UK
  • China and the US are the next most popular shopping destinations

“We continually look to develop our cross-border parcel services to markets where e-commerce is thriving and Ireland is one such market. We chose to partner with An Post because their services offer a long list of unrivalled benefits such as Saturday and evening delivery, safe places, PUDO, and 3 delivery attempts. These are the features that online shoppers are looking for. But what’s more, An Post was voted the most trusted brand in Ireland, which is high praise in a country that brands like Google, PayPal and Pfizer have made their home. This is testament to An Post’s excellent reliability, tracking, and delivery speed, and to the relationship consumers have with their local Postie.”
– Marc Pontet, CEO, Asendia

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