Last Mile Brief 06/09: Poczta Polska offers new Allegro delivery service for small parcels
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Poczta Polska (Polish Post) has announced the expansion of its cooperation with Polish online shopping marketplace Allegro. The Polish national postal operator is introducing a new product offering titled ‘Allegro Mini Shipment’.
The new service, which is aimed at the delivery of small and inexpensive parcels, can only be used by persons ordering and sending via Allegro.
Poczta Polska says the service is a response to the needs of businesses and individual customers who send small parcels and expect a very competitive price as well as the possibility of a convenient method of shipping and receiving. Sending a parcel measuring 32.5 cm x 23 cm x 2 cm and weighing up to 500 g costs PLN 3.99.
In its press release, the Polish Post stresses that the new service is a “permanent offer, not a temporary promotion”.
“Allegro Mini Parcels can only be sent using the Send from Allegro tool or by integrating external tools with the Send from Allegro API, and then be handed over at post offices with a self-generated and printed label already stuck on them. Recipients will then collect their parcels from their mailboxes at a time convenient to them,” explains Poczta Polska.
It is worth noting here that users of Allegro Smart can only benefit from free delivery on orders with a value surpassing at least 40zl. Given that most delivery options command a charge of around 8-9zł, Poczta Polska’s offering shall allow consumers to make a saving in the region of 1 euro.
This may seem like loose change to some, but for the “small and inexpensive” items Poczta Polska referred to – a new bike valve adapter worth just a few złoty for example – the cheaper Poczta Polska option could arguably tempt some consumers.