August, 18, 2015: DHL Parcel plans to expand its service portfolio in Europe by establishing its own parcel network in Austria by 2016.
After the Benelux countries, Poland, the Czech Republic and Slovakia, Austria will be the latest market with great e-commerce potential to be tapped by the European parcel division launched last year by Deutsche Post DHL Group.
DHL's plans call for investments in a three-digit million range in infrastructure as well as in setting up recipient services such as parcel shops and Packstations.
Additional delivery options are to follow, enabling Austrian consumers to satisfy their individual needs by making their own choices about how to receive their parcels. Priority will be to ensure that as many parcels as possible are delivered on the first attempt so that yellow notes for recipients can be avoided.
A further benefit will be a reduction in delivery times from Germany to Austria so that the online purchases from Germany that are so popular with Austrian consumers will then arrive at their recipients only one day after being shipped.
During the next two years, the new parcel network is supposed to result in the creation of thousands of new jobs in the country and merchants will have the opportunity to benefit from the growth potential of international e-commerce for greater long-term business success.