Omniva, the national postal service of Estonia, and Ukraine’s national postal service, Ukrposhta, have renewed their partnership agreement to strengthen and grow cooperation.
Mart Mägi, chairman of the board of Omniva, and Igor Smelyansky, CEO of Ukrposhta, signed a bilateral agreement between the postal operators during a meeting in Kyiv to discuss their previous long-term partnership and further activities and possibilities to strengthen cooperation in the future.
According to Omniva, it is the first postal operator whose representatives visited Ukrposhta in Kyiv since the beginning of Russia’s full-scale invasion in February 2022.
“We are proud of the activity of Ukrposhta, which, despite the war, ensures the delivery of postal and parcel services in the country, so that everyday life can continue for Ukrainians,” emphasized Mägi. “Omniva supports Ukrposhta with strong cooperation and the signing of a renewed partnership agreement confirms that it will continue and increase in the future.”
Smelyansky added, “For many years Ukrposhta has been cooperating with Omniva, as one of our main transit partners. We are dedicated to creating together fast-track solutions for major European e-commerces. Even during the full-scale invasion, Ukrposhta concentrates on serving our clients with best customer experience to deliver critical goods, highly needed in Ukraine now.”
Ukraine has been the biggest destination for Omniva’s international business for years. Since the beginning of this year, Omniva has delivered more than half a million parcels to Ukraine. Omniva trucks arrive in Ukraine daily, providing one of the fastest e-commerce delivery services to Ukraine during these troubled times. Currently, Omniva offers Ukraine services for customers on three continents.
Last year, Omniva delivered free humanitarian aid to Ukraine in cooperation with charity organizations. Omniva and Ukrposhta also launched free addressed parcels from private persons from Estonia to Ukraine – Omniva delivered items to Ukrposhta’s Lviv sorting hub. From March to December 2022, Omniva sent 17,600 free parcels to Ukrposhta from Estonia with a total weight of almost 74,000kg.
From January 1, 2023, private individuals from Estonia have been able to send parcels to private individuals in Ukraine under favorable conditions, at prices starting from €6.58 (US$7.14). In 2023, Ukrposhta reduced delivery rates to Estonia by 45%. Now an item up to 250g can be sent for US$5.73 and a 1kg item can be sent at a price starting at US$11.