Russian Post has announced that it handled 208 million international postal items in the first nine months of 2017, a 43% increase over the 145.6 million units handled for the same period in 2016.
In response, the post has been gearing up for the peak period by expanding its delivery fleet and increasing the frequency of shipments. In September, Russian Post purchased 45 baggage-mail train carriages produced by Tver Carriage Works, enabling it to run a dedicated service between Moscow and Vladivostok. The post has also increased the frequency of flights to and from China, and is in the process of acquiring 2,500 delivery vehicles, updating more than 15% of its fleet.
According to the Association of Internet Trade Companies (AITC), a Russian marketing and trade organization, Russian Post increased its customer confidence in e-commerce deliveries to 67.5% in 2017, a 4.5% increase over the 63% recorded the previous year.
October 24, 2017