The SMYK company decided to expand its operations to include courier services and to open some of its stores on all Sundays. The possibility of sending and collecting parcels is available from November 21. The operator of the courier service is GLS, and the technological partner of Pointpack SA – it was announced in the announcement.
SMYK stores, where courier services will be handled, will be open seven days a week, also on all Sundays.
SMYK stores are open on all Sundays
“SMYK has long offered its customers the ability to collect parcels ordered in the smyk.com online store, and the current extension of this service also to external shipments is another logical step towards providing customers with the most comprehensive offer” – we read in the release.
“The opening of SMYK stores also on Sundays, especially in the pre-Christmas period, allows families to optimize the time devoted to necessary shopping and to lighten the traffic, which increases significantly during this time” – added.
In the near future, the company will analyze the possibility of introducing a courier service in new SMYKA locations throughout Poland.
Act on the prohibition of trade
The act that introduced restrictions on Sunday trading has been in force since March 1, 2018. However, there is a catalog of 32 exemptions. The prohibition does not apply, among others in post offices, pastry shops, ice cream parlors, liquid fuel stations, flower shops, newspaper shops or coffee shops.
The exception concerning postal points of contact is referred to by larger retail chains that decide to open stores on non-trading Sundays. At least for now, it will come into force in a few months amendment of regulations sealing the ban on Sunday trading.
On Sundays that are subject to the trade ban, not only smaller and larger grocery chains, but also DIY stores open. This is the result of contracts signed with postal operators.
Earlier, we reported that some of their stores Bricomarche opens on non-trading Sundays. It is a chain of “home and garden” supermarkets. As reported by the industry portal Wiadomościhandlowe.pl from October 24 this year. most Castorama stores are also open on non-trading Sundays. For such a step Leroy Merlin also decided.
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