In Prague, the Czech Post finds itself facing an emerging competitor from Ukraine.
Nova Post, a prominent Ukrainian postal service provider, has recently inaugurated its first branch in the Czech capital.
This move aims to facilitate the efficient transportation of parcels and documents between the Czech Republic and Ukraine.
Unlike its counterparts, Nova Post operates throughout the entire week, including weekends, and extends its service hours until 8 pm on weekdays.
According to Ukraine’s Ekonomichna Pravda, plans are already underway to expand Nova Post’s presence to Brno later this year, with additional branches slated for construction in Prague.
Nova Post’s strategic focus is primarily directed towards Ukrainian clientele. The company believes that this new establishment will enable Ukrainians residing in the Czech Republic to conveniently send items back home or swiftly receive packages and documents from their relatives.
Nova Post’s Prague branch, situated on Pod Višňovkou Street, also offers freight transport services for payloads weighing up to one tonne.
Operating hours at the branch are scheduled from 8 am to 8 pm on weekdays and from 9 am to 5 pm on weekends.
In contrast, the Czech Post – which is grappling with financial difficulties – operates until 4 pm on certain days in smaller towns, with a one-hour lunch break during that period. Larger branches do have extended evening hours, but Saturday service is limited to the morning hours.
Nova Post has already established a presence in Poland, Lithuania, and Moldova, and it also maintains a branch in Germany.
Co-owner Vyacheslav Klymov emphasizes their strategic targeting of areas with a significant Ukrainian population. Additionally, Klymov envisions expanding their delivery services to countries where Nova Post has existing offices, with a long-term goal of providing global coverage.
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