Deutsche Post will open some 600 new retail outlets throughout Germany, thereby boosting the size of its network to over 13,000 locations. By the end of the year, the company will have expanded its Postpoint pilot project to the whole of Germany. Trials of this new type of retail outlet have until now been limited to the cities of Dortmund and Bonn.
Postpoints satisfy the daily requirements of private households and can handle small and large parcels as well as letter mail. In addition to stamps and prepaid parcel stamps, customers will also be able to purchase prepaid envelopes, response cards and small parcels. Postpoints are run by Deutsche Post in collaboration with trusted retail partners.
The trial of this new approach is one of the initiatives launched under the worldwide quality programme announced last year: "First Choice" aims to ensure that the Group cements its position as the preferred provider for its customers.
The actual locations of the new Postpoints are expected to be decided and announced in September, as soon as negotiations with our retail partners have been completed.