Huge growth of mobile shopping in Romania
E-commerce in Romania has grown from 1.1 billion euros in 2014 to approximately 1.4 billion euros last year. About 6.7 million Romanians have experience with shopping online, while 1.4 million inhabitants used a mobile device to buy something online. Black Friday is the biggest retailing event in Romania which accounts for more than 100 million euros in online shopping.
These facts give an indication about how Romanians embrace innovative solutions and demand new services that fit their requirements, especially in online shopping and last-mile delivery.
Offering innovative services
As the leading courier company in Romania, FAN Courier is providing a 24/7 delivery service network of over 3.650 locations served without additional costs, as well as more than 500 locations serviced with their “Collect Point” service at gas stations in Bucharest and other cities. However, the company was looking for a solution to complement this service with an innovative pick-up solution.
With its local setup in Romania, the extensive know-how and various references worldwide, KEBA was selected by FAN Courier as their technology partner for the implementation of a KePol solution with 10 outdoor parcel lockers (KePol FS). The machines will be installed at key locations in Bucharest just in time for Black Friday in November.
The machines will be used exclusively for e-commerce transactions providing both retailers and final customers a seamless shopping experience from order to delivery. This is of extreme importance during Black Friday due to the high demand of last minute deliveries.
KEBA’s new customer FAN Courier is convinced that they can provide added value for their customers by adopting innovative solutions that allow faster and more flexible deliveries.
Nadir Leonard Balasel (FAN Courier), Elena Turda (KEBA), Francesca Mihai und Bogdan Dumitriu (beide FAN Courier)