FAN Courier, announced expansion of its operations in the Republic of Moldova, as part of the development strategy in Central and Eastern Europe, offering customers access to professional courier services and online stores the opportunity to expand their delivery markets . Launched in mid-November 2021, the FAN Moldova network has already started enrolling the first customers and partners.
"The launch of FAN Moldova is part of the long-term development strategy of FAN Courier in Europe. The Republic of Moldova is the first country in Eastern Europe where we expand with our own operations, choosing to operate directly this time, compared to other countries where we operate through partners. In Moldova, we are the first Romanian company to offer domestic courier services, so we can talk about a new pioneer, this time externally, 23 years after the founding of FAN Courier ", said Adrian Mihai, CEO of FAN Courier.
FAN Courier is the first Romanian company to offer courier services in the Republic of Moldova. The leader of the local courier market has so far invested 500,000 euros to create the basic infrastructure, the total budget allocated to the market in the neighboring country being 3 million euros.
"The network is already operational, we have passed the implementation and testing phase of processes and solutions and we have started enrolling the first customers. Given the similarities between the two markets, we will offer the standard service in Romania << door-to-door >> and, next year, we will introduce two more and more requested services in Romania - Collect Point and Lockere. There are services that offer customers the opportunity to send shipments outside the working hours of employees and to pick up shipments independently of the courier. The development will be a gradual one, we start with 8 branches, about 30 cars and 40 employees but, as in Romania, we will work with a mixed structure - employees and subcontractors. As demand increases, we will also develop the team, ” said Cornel Morcov, Chief Commercial Officer of FAN Courier.
According to him, FAN courier services will be available throughout the Republic of Moldova, and deliveries will be made within the standard range valid on the local market: 24-48 hours.
"We expect the demand to double from one month to another, being the novelty of the service but also the popularity of the FAN Courier brand", added Cornel Morcov, CCO FAN Courier.
The activity on the market in the Republic of Moldova will be managed by Luigi Vendrami, General Manager of FAN Courier Moldova, a professional with experience in industry, who in recent years has led the operations in Romania of a multinational courier company.
FAN Courier estimates that, in the context of the e-commerce market explosion, the opening of operations in the Republic of Moldova will support, in addition to the courier activity, the development of other businesses, both in Romania and in the Republic of Moldova.
The leader of the local courier market exceeded in 2020 the threshold of 1 billion lei revenues and estimates that this year the business will increase by at least 15%. The level of investment budgeted for 2021 exceeds 20 million euros.