13 Nov 2023 15:55

Ukraine's Nova Post to open its outlets in Paris, Milan this year, in capitals of another 17 countries by Oct 2024

MOSCOW. Nov 13 (Interfax) - The Nova Post group of companies (Nova Poshta), Ukraine's express delivery market leader, which has entered 10 markets of European countries, will add France and Italy to them by the end of this year, opening a Nova Post outlet in Milan in November and in Paris in December, Ukrainian media reported citing a social media post by the company's co-owner Vladimir Popereshnyuk.

He shared plans for the next year, which involves the launch of outlets in the capitals of 17 countries between January and September.

Thus, there are plans to open an outlet in Vienna in January, in Madrid and Istanbul in February, and in Sofia and London in March.

Nova Post outlets are scheduled to open in Dublin and Amsterdam in April, and in Brussels, Bern and Lisbon in May.

Outlets in Ljubljana and Zagreb are scheduled to open in June, Athens and Copenhagen in July, Helsinki in August and Stockholm and Oslo in September.

Popereshnyuk also confirmed plans to open a Nova Post outlet in Tel Aviv, in the United States and Canada, as well as in Dubai in the future. He promised to mull over the possibility of reaching out to Kazakhstan.

Nova Post is opening its own outlets, he said. "The franchising model is not prepared yet, we are conducting tests. We do not want to let down future partners," he said.

The company is interested not only in the delivery of parcels to and from Ukraine to the new markets, but operating on them with domestic customers, Popereshnyuk also said.

As reported, Nova Post operated nearly 11,000 outlets and 14,600 parcel lockers around Ukraine as of early November.

The group incorporates Ukrainian and foreign companies, in particular, Nova Post, NP Logistics, the NovaPay payment system and Nova Post Global.

As of today, Nova Post has already opened about 70 outlets in Poland, Germany, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Czech Republic, Romania, Slovakia, Hungary and Moldova.