STA, 1 August 2022 - Commenting on the Austrian postal company Österreichische Post entering the Slovenian market, national postal company Pošta Slovenije noted it had so far managed to compete with global players, while it is aware of the need to not only follow trends in such an environment but also to be innovative in its approach to customers.
Competition on the Slovenian market has been strong, as it features standard postal service providers, all major global parcel companies and specialised providers of parcel and logistics services.
Pošta Slovenije said that it had competed with global players on the market that brought the latest technologies in the country by establishing subsidiaries in Slovenia, which increased competition on the market.
The company sees its key advantage is that it can deliver large quantities of letters and parcels, large packages and pallets to various customers in a short time in the same quality throughout Slovenia.
It has seven different methods of parcel delivery at more than 1,100 pick-up points, including 479 post offices, 24 automated parcel lockers in major Slovenian cities, as well as hundreds of parcel boxes at service stations.
At the beginning of next year, it intends to add another 76 automated parcel lockers. Parcel carriers and post office counters were meanwhile equipped with additional payment terminals last month.
As for new investments, the company noted a new parcel sorting machine in the logistics centre in Ljubljana, upgraded information support for logistics processes and a new 5,000 square-metre logistics centre as one of the largest investments in recent years.
Last year, Pošta Slovenije recorded a 22% growth in parcel delivery services at the group level, which account for 13.5% of its total operating income. Comprehensive parcel services and related logistics services account for almost a 40% share.
Österreichische Post started with package deliveries through its Slovenian subsidiary Express One Slovenia at the beginning of July. It said this was a logical move given that it had already been covering the area in a significant scope.