Home Delivery Network has signed a partnership agreement with TNT, allowing its clients to expand their online shopping services to reach consumers in more than 200 countries.
HDN has already launched the service with a number of clients including the Shop Direct Group, and is now set to extend it to other clients.
Brian Gaunt, chief executive of HDN, said: “This new partnership agreement with TNT will vastly improve the breadth of service that we can offer our retail clients, as well as bringing fantastic benefits to consumers who will now be able to order products online and have them delivered to their homes wherever they may be in the world.
“We chose TNT Post Parcel Service because we have an existing partnership with them in the UK and have been impressed with their quality of service which matches our own focus on customer satisfaction.
“Both businesses have invested significantly in their systems over the last couple of years to improve parcel visibility and to provide greater convenience to their clients and customers. As part of our partnership we have both extended this system investment by joining our parcel tracking capabilities together so that parcels can be followed wherever they are going across the globe.”
Gerrit Mastenbroek, managing director of TNT Post Parcel Service, added: “We have already built a valuable relationship with HDN over several years now. We share the same customer values and we are impressed with the innovative spirit at HDN. Therefore, TNT Post Parcel Service’s cross border strategy will benefit greatly from the new partnership announced today.”
* Elsewhere, HDN has begun a programmed delivery of 158 new MAN rigids – all as fleet replacements and all debutants in HDN livery.
The fleet includes 84 TGL 7.150 4×2 BL; 13 TGM 18.240 4×2 LL drawbars and tandem axle trailers, both with Cartwright demount bodywork; and 61 TGL 7.150 4×2 BB with box bodies and tail-lifts by Bevans.
It comes on four and five year maintenance and repair packages, plus MAN Fleet Management, MAN’s own online VoSA and O-licence compliance tool.