×
139
Fashion Jobs
PUMA
Ecommerce Marketplace Manager
Permanent · Manchester
NEW BALANCE
Sales & Merchandise Planner (European Key Accounts)
Permanent · Warrington
SHISEIDO
National Education & Events Manager - Nars
Permanent · London
MARSHALLS
Loss Prevention Detective
Permanent · Roxbury Township
360 TALENT LONDON
Senior Sales - Luxury Menswear - New York City
Permanent · NEW YORK
360 TALENT LONDON
Stock & Logistics Manager
Permanent · LONDON
CONFIDENTIAL
Design Director
Permanent · LONDON
SHISEIDO
Group Business Analyst
Permanent · London
OTTOMAN HANDS LONDON
Digital Marekting Manager
Permanent · LONDON
SHISEIDO
Bareminerals Account Manager - Boots Clayton Square (30)
Permanent · Liverpool
SHISEIDO
Bareminerals Account Manager - Debenhams, Trafford (35)
Permanent · Stretford
SHISEIDO
Bareminerals Account Manager - Debenhams, Carlisle (22.5)
Permanent · Carlisle
SHISEIDO
Bareminerals Account Manager - Debenhams, Colchester (Maternity Cover)
Permanent · Colchester
SHISEIDO
Accounts Payable Manager
Permanent · LONDON
SHISEIDO
Bareminerals Account Manager - Debenhams, Winchester (Maternity Cover)
Permanent · Hampshire
SHISEIDO
Bareminerals Account Manager - Debenhams, Ipswich (37.5)
Permanent · Ipswich
BLUE WASH LIMITED
Social Media Content Creator Intern
Internship · LONDON
HUGO BOSS
Store Manager - Brighton
Permanent · Brighton
PUMA
Cpg Custom Club Assembler
Fixed-term · Leeds
PUMA
IT Technical Support Assistant
Permanent · Castleford
AEQUEM - THE SUSTAINABLE SHOPPING PLATFORM
Intern - Marketing, Social Media & Graphics
Internship · LONDON
MD-DA LTD
Intern - Marketing & Sales
Internship · LONDON
By
Reuters API
Published
Dec 2, 2020
Share
Download
Download the article
Print
Click here to print
Text size
aA+ aA-

Belgian mail turns to sports stores to ease parcel overload

By
Reuters API
Published
Dec 2, 2020

Belgium's post office has teamed up with the country's largest sports store chain as a shift to online purchases accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic has left it overloaded with packages.




Postal operator bpost is, like counterparts across the world, facing an unprecedented level of parcel deliveries as coronavirus restrictions have closed shops and confined people to their homes.

The postal service has hired an extra 3,000 temporary workers, increased deliveries to two per day in parts of the country and agreed a deal with sports chain Decathlon for Belgians to pick up some of their packages at its stores.

The Belgian postal service had to handle 78% more parcels in the second quarter of 2020 than a year earlier and last week hit a record of more than 600,000 packages delivered in a day.

Most non-food shops in Belgium were closed for two months in the first COVID-19 wave and for a month in the second wave, fuelling the rise in online purchases. Shops only reopened on Tuesday.

Amazon said that independent businesses selling on its platform crossed $4.8 billion in worldwide sales from Black Friday through Cyber Monday, an increase of 60% from a year earlier.

Bpost says it still aims to deliver 95% of parcels, with only 5% needing to be picked up from Decathlon and other stores around the country.
 

© Thomson Reuters 2021 All rights reserved.