Empik also became a post office

The Empik chain has been selling online for years, and parcels can be picked up in stationary stores.

The Empik chain has been selling online for years, and parcels can be picked up in stationary stores.

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It started with grocery stores, then there were construction stores and a chain with products for children, and now Empik, which also introduces courier services with an external partner. Although the Sejm tightened the act on restricting trade on Sundays, the new regulations will not enter into force until February next year, so the networks use the gap to the end. And ahead of us are two – legal – trading Sundays.

– Business Pointpack signed a framework cooperation agreement with the company Empik. The contract concerns the running of the Empik retail chain in stores, as a postal agency, Pointpack postal outlets and the implementation of the Pointpack system in them based on the commercial infrastructure of the network – said Pointpack in a statement. The company builds IT solutions, integrates commercial networks and courier companies.
Empik is another non-food chain that will open its stores on Sundays using the status of a post office. Recently, supermarkets have decided to make such a move Jula, Obi and the network Kid.

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Let us recall that the status of a post office gave the opportunity to work on all Sundays for larger stores that require service by several employees (both chain and franchised). It was also an exit for small shops. Thanks to this, the owners did not have to stand behind the counter, which was allowed by the law (most chain stores operate on a franchise basis).

Trading on Sundays for “post office status” is possible until February next year. After that, an amendment will come into force that will make such activities more difficult. When the new regulations come into force, only shops that account for at least 40 percent of the postage will be able to open. monthly income from retail sales. The vast majority of stores will not meet this condition. Although who knows.

The Empik chain has been selling online for years, and the collection of parcels is possible in stationary stores and customers willingly use this solution, so achieving these 40% maybe it will be possible. Today, the chain has over 290 stores located in both large and small towns. By 2023, this number is expected to increase to around 370.

Whether other networks also have such potential remains to be seen next year. However, as you can see, it is still profitable to use the patent for a “post office” until the end, although there are two commercial Sundays ahead of us. On the occasion of public holidays, the act on restricting trade on Sundays includes two trading Sundays in December (12 and 19 December). Then we have a trading Sunday on January 30, 2022. Being a post office will give retailers the option to trade for four additional Sundays.

Patent for the so-called The “post office” was the first to be introduced by a chain of stores in 2018 Frog. With time, more and more postal points of contact began to emerge and other networks, such as ABC, Leviathan, Polomarket, Intermarche, Kaufland, Ladybird, Carrefour, Lidl and Auchan. Several stores of the construction and decoration chain have joined this group Bricomarche, from the end of October Castoramaand from November Leroy Merlin.

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