13 Dec 2023 16:47

Ukraine's Nova Post opens first outlet in Italy

MOSCOW. Dec 13 (Interfax) - The Nova Post group of companies (Nova Poshta), Ukraine's express delivery market leader, has opened its first Italian outlet in Milan and plans to extend its presence in the country to Rome and Naples in the near future, Ukrainian media reported citing Nova Post's press release.

"We've reached the milestone of 80 Nova Post outlets in Europe with the branch we opened in Italy today. We plan to extend our chain and open outlets also in Rome and Naples soon," Nova Post Europe CEO Alexander Lisovets said.

Nova Post's outlet in Milan operates seven days a week, and its clients can receive and send to Ukraine documents and parcels weighing up to 100 kilos.

The cost of delivery from Italy to Ukraine is 21 euros for documents, 22 euros for parcels weighing up to 2 kilos, 27 euros up to 10 kilos, and 45 euros up to 30 kilos. The delivery of parcels weighing from 30 to 100 kilos costs 1.7 euros per kilo.

The time of delivery from Ukraine to Italy and vice versa is from five days.

The Italian outlet also provides a courier service available through Nova Post's app.

"A courier can be ordered via our website or mobile app. Courier delivery is paid extra in the amount of 4 euros for parcels weighing up to 30 kilos or 10 euros for each 100 kilos," it said.

Nova Post operates 80 outlets outside of Ukraine, including in Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania, Poland, the Czech Republic, Romania, Germany, Slovakia, Moldova, Hungary, and Italy and plans to enter the French and Austrian markets by the end of 2023.

As of early November, Nova Post operated nearly 11,000 outlets and over 14,600 parcel lockers inside Ukraine.

The group incorporates a number of Ukrainian and foreign companies, among them, in particular, Nova Post, the NovaPay payment system, and Nova Global.