InPost delivers mail to the City Hall in Wroclaw
Cracow, 7th January, 2013
InPost delivers mail to the City Hall in Wroclaw
The independent operator wins a tender to provide services for the Lower Silesian city hall
Since January 2013, InPost – the largest independent postal operator, is responsible for postal services provided for City Hall in Wroclaw. The contract, including the delivery of more than 1.1m ordinary, registered letters as well as return receipts on a domestic and international scale, was awarded under public tender won by a company belong to the Integer.pl Group. Poczta Polska was also one of the tenderers. A-year-and-a-half tender value is estimated at PLN 5m gross.
Since 2006 InPost has been providing postal and financial services for the delivery of cash benefits for local institutions such as: Community Councils, job centres, Country offices, Social Welfare Centres as well as offices managed by the City/Town Councils.
„We are really proud of winning the tender announced by the Wroclaw City Hall. After a long struggle to enable independent operators to take part in tendering procedures we have managed to overcome the monopoly of Poczta Polska. We also believe that the contract signed on the eve of liberalization of the postal market shows the price and quality advantage of independent postal operators over the national provider. City hall in Wroclaw is a perfect example of a sound financial policy within the context of public funds management. The cooperation with InPost brings tangible benefits for companies and institutions that expect not only a qualitative change of services but also some cost savings”, said Rafał Brzoska, the CEO of InPost.
Apart from the public entities, InPost delivers the correspondence to some financial institutions, such as: Raiffeisen Bank, Deutsche Bank, BRE Bank, Getin Bank, BPH and many others, as well as some mobile phone operators, namely: Polkomtel, TP SA and Orange.
Since 1 January 2013, the Polish postal market is fully liberalized. This is a positive signal of changes for customers, meaning more competitive and more attractive offers provided by alternative operators and, above all, lower prices for postal services. Financial and operational benefitsare being experienced especially for companies send a large volume of correspondence, since the moment of market liberalization. This shall be result of two factors: reduction of the preparation of correspondence and elimination the need of separate packing and sorting letters weighing less than 50g. The mass production of correspondence is a complicated process, and time reduction means shorter deadlines for money, orders and contracts.
InPost - Modern Post
InPost is a nationwide, independent postal operator, the most serious market competitor of the Poczta Polska, operating in the postal and courier market since 2006. The company - with its innovative approach to business, broad product offering and technological innovation - strengthens its position in the booming e-commerce market. The share of customized services to the company's revenue will be at least 30% in the next few years.
Apart form the traditional postal services, InPost flagship services are:
• Paczkomaty 24/7 – the most innovative postal service in Poland that enables sending and collecting parcels 7 days a week, 24 hours a day, no queues, and at convenient locations.
• Power Post (hybrid mail) – a comprehensive service combining the functionality of e-mail and qualities of traditional printing and postal services, allowing sending of letters in print without leaving your home or office
• Outsourcing of e-documents, including e-invoices
InPost development plans:
• Increase the shares in the postal and courier services market to 22% by the end of 20123
• Regular increase of delivered letters accompanied by a decrease of traditional mail volume by about 5% per year
• Presence in 230 Polish cities using the network of 900 Customer Service Points; correspondence delivered by InPost is distributed in more than 7 thousand locations throughout the country. By the end of 2012, the Integer.pl Group plans to deliver the correspondence for individuals in 750 locations, and for institutional customers in 10000 ones
• Building a consistent leadership position in the e-commerce sector, including the development of easyPack by InPost service; By the end of 2012, the company plans to deploy 1000 easyPack machines, including 300 in Poland, 375 in the UK, 200 in Russia, 50 in Ukraine, and over 100 in Czech Republic and Slovakia.
• Further international expansion of easyPack by InPost; Launch of 16 thousand machine throughout Europe by the next 4 years
• Commercial start of the service based on automated postal terminals
• New strategic contracts, including the public and local government entities by InPost and InPost Finanse
• Development and customer acquisition of mobile payments and e-invoice services
More info can be found at: www.inpost.pl