- Hans Weber
- December 4, 2023
Nova Post Launches Service Allowing Easy Package Delivery between Czech Republic and Ukraine
Nova Post, a leading delivery service provider, has introduced a new service that enables Ukrainians living in the Czech Republic to conveniently send packages to Ukraine or receive them from there. With this new offering, users can send or receive packets, parcels, and cargo weighing up to 1,000 kilograms.
Nova Post’s service in the Czech Republic marks a significant expansion, as it becomes the fourth European Union country to offer this service to Ukrainians, following Poland, Lithuania, and Moldova. The branch is located on Pod Višňovkou Street in Prague 4, making it accessible for users to send postal items, packages, and cargo with ease.
Vyacheslav Klymov, co-owner of the Nova Post group, highlighted the company’s expertise in delivery speed, extensive experience in cross-border parcel services, and state-of-the-art equipment offered to customers. Nova Post aims to provide swift delivery of goods from any part of the world to the Czech Republic while facilitating the entry of Czech companies into the Ukrainian consumer market, which boasts over 30 million potential customers. The company plans to further expand its presence by opening additional branches in Prague and Brno and investing 3 million CZK in the Czech Republic’s development.
The opening ceremony of Nova Post’s Prague branch was attended by Vitaliy Usatyi, head of the Ukrainian Embassy in the Czech Republic, who praised the company’s resilience and adaptability during the ongoing Ukrainian crisis. Usatyi expressed confidence in Nova Post’s professional services, emphasizing the potential for establishing mutually beneficial cooperation between Ukrainian and Czech companies and attracting investments to aid Ukraine’s rapid recovery.
Nova Post guarantees timely delivery within five working days. Shipping fees are determined by weight, with documents sent to Ukraine priced at CZK 250 and light packages up to 2 kilograms priced at CZK 300. Larger shipments up to 30 kg cost CZK 750, while shipments weighing from 31 to 1,000 kilograms incur a charge of CZK 25 per kilogram.
Nova Post’s website specifies the types of items that can be sent, including factory-packaged food, cosmetics, cleaning products, items with a manufacturer’s name and composition, new accumulators, batteries or battery packs, unsecured USB flash drives, and dietary supplements. However, certain goods such as weapons, flammable liquids, gases, deodorants, works of art, animal-derived foods, jewelry and precious metals, medicines and vitamins, or commercial shipments containing more than three identical items are prohibited.
The Nova Post team consists of bilingual employees proficient in Czech and Ukrainian. Users can choose to have their shipment delivered by a courier to their address, a post office, or a Nova Post branch. Upon package arrival, senders are promptly notified via Viber, SMS, or a mobile application.
While Nova Post is entering the market, Zásilkovna, Meest, and Nova Poshta are other local companies in the Czech Republic offering shipping services to Ukraine at comparable prices, with limitations on package weight (up to 10 kilograms).
Article by Prague Forum