DHL integrates Sweden as the next country in the European parcel network.
Next year, all 1350 DHL Service Points in Sweden will be converted into DHL Parcelshops, including a change of the shop names.
This means DHL will be a strong alternative to Posten for consumers, when sending nationwide parcels.
As soon as next year, DHL will have more than 10,000 parcelshops in Europe outside of Germany that are managed across borders under a single brand.
On November 1, DHL Parcel took over the management of the existing service point network, comprised of some 1,350 shops, in Sweden. They had previously been run by DHL Freight, provider of road freight services in Europe. DHL Freight will remain the partner for transport and delivery of items within Sweden.
The integration of the independent Service Point network will put DHL Parcel in position to offer nationwide delivery in Sweden in the future.
“Thanks to this presence in Sweden, we have now integrated the primary market of Northern Europe into our parcel network and passed another milestone on the road to having a dedicated B2C infrastructure for Europe,” said Fabian Düx, Senior Vice President of Unattended Delivery at DHL Parcel Europe.
“The team led by our Nordics CEO, Morten Villberg, is highly motivated to becoming the clear number 2 in the Swedish parcel market.”
Next year, DHL Parcel will transform the Service Points in Sweden into DHL Parcelshops, including the shop names.
DHL will thus have more than 10,000 Parcelshops in Europe outside of Germany that are managed across borders under a single brand.
Unlike most other European countries, private parcel shipments are not generally received at private residences. In fact, more than 90% of all B2C items are delivered to Parcelshops. Private customers are notified and then go there to pick up their parcels. At the same time, they can also ship items from these shops, including any possible returns.