Russia Post to deliver e-commerce goods for IKEA

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Russia Post has signed a memorandum of intent with Swedish retailer IKEA to deliver e-commerce good across Russia. The document was signed by Nikolay Podguzov, general director of the Russian Post Office, and Pontus Erntell, general director of the IKEA retail network in Russia, at the E-Commerce 2018 conference.

The parties are currently negotiating the terms and parameters of future cooperation, the launch of which is scheduled for 2019. The type and volume of IKEA product categories delivered by Russian Post as well as the delivery time will be detailed later.

“IKEA products are very popular all over the world, including in Russia. I am sure that cooperation in the field of delivery of IKEA products ordered online will increase their availability for residents of our country and will increase the turnover of Russian digital commerce. Considering Russia’s largest route network, which Russian Post operates, as well as the recent launch of a large-scale project for the construction of 38 logistics centers across the country, we see our partnership has great prospects,”said Podguzov.

“Cooperation with the Russian Post is an important step for our company on the way to creating an effective multi-channel sales system. The wide network that the federal operator has will ensure the availability of our offer to all residents of Russia,” added Erntell.

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