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Asendia helps retailers succeed in foreign markets

 Bern, 30th August 2016

Asendia – the Joint Venture between La Poste and Swiss Post – has agreed on a sales partnership with Israel Post for e-commerce solutions to this market. This partnership will unlock potential for retailers looking to expand their commerce to Israel, a destination with many opportunities.

Being ranked third in the world for online purchases, the Israeli e-commerce market offers an interesting and enticing marketplace for international businesses, with an expected annual revenue growth of 8.26%, which will result in a market volume of 4’917 mUSD by 2020. 91% of the Israeli internet users have purchased items online, resulting in three million packages sent per month in 2015. It’s highly urbanized population of 8 million produced one of the highest global smartphone penetration of 75% in 2015, with one of three online purchases carried out via smartphone. These strong and growing figures illustrate the opportunities for retailers in the Israeli e-commerce market.

In order to support retailers seeking to expand to Israel, Asendia and Israel Post have agreed on a global sales partnership for e-commerce solutions. Thanks to this agreement, retailers will have access to very competitive and qualitative solutions with the service “Fully Tracked Goods” to Israel.

Marc Pontet, CEO Asendia Group says: 

“Israel has a promising and steadily growing e-commerce market, offering a wide variety of options for retailers. The partnership with Israel Post will create many opportunities  for e-shoppers from UK, the USA and continental Europe.”  

Israel Post is the largest last mile provider for main e-commerce marketplaces in the country. It’s three main sorting centers handle 1.8 million items per day and 2200 postmen and subcontractors deliver to every locality in Israel. The service quality stands out.

Fully-tracked Goods 

Home delivery is a key driver of growth for cross-border e-commerce. The service of “Fully-tracked Goods” offered by Asendia well responds to this market need. It enables retailers to send packets up to 2kg through the national postal operator. Items are delivered to the door of the addressee. Bulky or heavy items are delivered at a collection point. The goods are fully tracked and recipient can gain information about the delivery status effortlessly. 

About Asendia

Asendia is one of the world’s leading companies for the distribution of international mail and parcels to over 200 destinations. The joint venture between La Poste and Swiss Post is present in Europe, Asia and in the USA with over 1,000 employees, 25 offices in 15 different countries, and a large network of partners. Asendia’s headquarters are located in Paris and Berne.

Asendia is shareholder of  eShopWorld, based in Ireland. eShopWorld provides e-commerce enabling solutions for online retailers to quickly and simply access global shoppers with a positive international shopping experience. Through this relationship Asendia can offer its customers a suite of technology solutions and services covering the entire e-commerce value chain from checkout to product returns.

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