The document was signed by Nikolay Podguzov, Director General of Russian Post, and Pontus Erntell, Director General of IKEA retailing network in Russia.
Currently the partners negotiate the conditions and other parameters of further cooperation, launch of which is scheduled for 2019. Range and volumes of particular IKEA products delivered by Russian Post, as well as delivery time will be fixed later.
«IKEA products are very popular all over the world, including Russia. I am sure that cooperation in the area of delivery of the online-ordered products will improve their availability for the citizens of our country and enable to increase volumes of domestic e-commerce in Russia. Taking into account the widest route network in Russia, which Russian Post operates, as well as recent launch of the large project for construction of 38 logistics centres throughout the country, we consider that our partnership has wide perspectives», - Nikolay Podguzov, Director General of Russian Post, noted.
«Cooperation with Russian Post is an important step for our company on the way of creation a system for multi-channel sales. Wide network, which the federal operator manages, will provide availability of our offer for all Russian citizens», - Pontus Erntell, Director General of IKEA retailing network in Russia, added.
Russian Post is a federal postal operator, one of the strategic enterprises of the Russian Federation. It embraces 42 000 post offices all around the country and one of the largest staffs, i.e. about 350 000 postal employees.
IKEA Group is the largest retailing organization in IKEA franchising system, which embraces 365 IKEA stores in 29 countries. Total number of employees is more than 150 000 people. IKEA considers its mission in changing everyday life of many people for the better by offering furniture and other homeware of fine quality for affordable prices. In Russia IKEA stores are opened as a part of family shopping centers MEGA. Today 14 such centers successfully operate in the largest Russian cities. Most IKEA products can be purchased online at IKEA Internet marketplace.
Source: Russian Post