Released on: September 28, 2010, 11:19 am
Industry: Transportation / Logistics
Online courier service Parcel2Go is to launch in Spain following a successful trial in Ireland, proving the business model can be replicated outside the UK.
Richard Adams-Mercer, marketing director at Parcel2Go, tells Roadtransport.com that the company will be operating in Spain by the end of the year. International deliveries will be managed by FedEx, while a deal has been signed with Barcelona-based SEUR to run domestic distribution.
The venture into Spain follows the company working successfully for eight months in Ireland with Dublin-based parcel carrier Nightline.
"We wanted to see whether the Parcel2Go model could work outside of Britain, so selected Ireland for our trial. It has been an immense success and in such a short space of time we estimate we are already handling 20% of all Ireland's C2C parcels, and take up of the service has increased five fold, with at least 250 customers using the site monthly," says Adams-Mercer.
As a result Nightline says its weekly turnover has increased by some £4,000.
Adams-Mercer says there are plans to roll out the business across other European countries.
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