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Company crosses threshold of one million consignments
At Gebruder Weiss, the booming eCommerce segment makes for a record high in the Home Delivery division. In Austria and Eastern Europe, the transport and logistics service provider is expected to report some 1.1 million shipments this year (forward projection). That is equivalent to an increase of 24.0% by comparison with the previous year (2018: 885,000). Gebruder Weiss once again confirms its market leadership in Austria with 385,000 shipments (2018: 335,000).
This year, most orders were again made on special promotion days such as Black Friday and Cyber Monday. In Austria alone, 15,000 orders have come in during the last week of November, the majority being for washing machines and refrigerators.
The Home Delivery service of the transport and logistics service provider delivers household appliances, furniture and consumer electronics that are ordered online directly to the home of the end consumer. In 2-man handling, electronic devices are connected on site and the furniture assembled. This year, Gebruder Weiss is deploying some 500 employees and 270 vehicles to provide end consumer services.
The Company is not only leading the market in Austria, but is also growing its market shares in Eastern Europe. This year the two fastest growing Eastern European countries are Slovakia and the Czech Republic with 165,000 and 140,000 shipments, respectively.
The Home Delivery division of Gebruder Weiss also reports growing market shares in Hungary, Croatia, Serbia and Romania as well, counting some renowned international mail order companies and furniture stores among its regular clientele.