The year of 2014 of express shipment company Venipak was successful- more than 50 new vehicles rolled off to the Baltic roads, in Latvia, Daugpilis, new modern shipment centre was opened, and growing Lithuanian, Latvian and Estonian economic encouraged entrepreneurs to use the express shipment courier service much more.
According to the company director Tadas Pačiukevičius, the courier service in the Baltic region is becoming more popular.
“Few last years to us were successful for a various reasons. Firstly, our company invested more than couple of hundreds of thousands Euros on quality improvement- to training of all couriers and administrative staff, new service system installation”- said T. Pačiukevičius.
The future is in technologies
In 2014 company Venipak have started installing the system which goal is to optimize the shipment deliveries. Over the next few years the company aims to start to use the created technology in all three Baltic countries that allows the consignee to exactly know when the shipment will reach his home.
At an average, express shipment services are late to deliver the shipment for couple of hours beyond what is stated in the notice. We will aim to reduce this time to one hour and later- to even less time. We want to save our as well as client’s time, so we have invested hundreds of thousands Euros to new system installation“- said T. Pačiukevičius.
At the time the new system is being tested in Lithuania and during first few months of use good results can be calculated.
„Our system will automatically generate the expresses routes and delivery points for driver. In 2014 we have made a lot of tests in biggest cities of Baltic States, we wanted to know, how the traffic jams are forming and how to avoid them. After pairing the data we started to use it and we can see really improving results“- – said the company’s head of Lithuania.
E-trade will continue to grow
Head of the Venipak forecasts that as in three past few years, so in 2015 e-trade will continue to rapidly develop.
„Over the last five years a true e-trade revolution has happened in all three Baltic states. People are increasingly becoming used to buy online, but still we fall behind twice from the average of EU. Therefore, there are all the possibilities to expand, e- trade in Lithuania will develop further and together it will grow the quantities of shipments“- evaluated T. Pačiukevičius.
The head of the company notes that in Lithuania, as in other Baltic countries, the most sold online are household appliances.
„Traditionally, e-shops that sell the household appliances use our services and which need not only express, but also reliable product delivery to the customer, Product protection against the impact and external threats is very important here.“- said T. Pačiukevičius.
Russian sanctions had no effect
When asked how Russian imposed sanctions had effect on business, T.Pačiukevičius said that there was no direct effect to the express shipment companies, but bigger activity is being felt in trade of Baltic countries.
„We work in all three Baltic countries, so we feel increased amount of shipments between three Baltic countries and bigger amount of shipment to other EU countries. After the market has closed in the east, the business sheered and many quickly found new buyers here, in Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. “- named T.Pačiukevičius.
According to the latest data, Lithuania has exported goods to Latvia for more than 2.2 billion of Euros and it is the second export market after Russia (Lithuania exports goods to Russia for more than 3.5 billion of Euros).