GO! increases prices for 2017 by an average of 2.8 %

Bonn, 14 December 2016. In the coming year, express courier services provider GO! will be adjusting its prices by an average of 2.8 %. Increasing production costs across the industry as well as an increased level of investment within the GO! network are the reason for this measure.

Increasing shipment volume requires expansion of distribution centres

Comprehensive investments in infrastructure and the increase in external requirements on the courier and delivery industry are forcing GO! Express & Logistics to make a slight adjustment to its prices in some areas. At an average of 2.8 %, these are small but unavoidable to enable the same high level of service and transport quality for customers of the global express network. ‘For the third year in a row, we are seeing significant growth in the number of shipments, which has led us to preemptively expand our capacities. In addition to significant expansion of our sorting capacities, the HR department in particular requires increased investment,’ says Ulrich Nolte, managing director of GO! Express & Logistics. ‘Some of these costs, which also include the strain on the industry as a whole, unfortunately have to be passed on to the customer, so that we can continue to offer innovative and tailored logistics solutions,’ Nolte continues.

GO! will be investing a figure in the tens of millions in the expansion and renovation of its stations, the central hub in Niederaula (Hesse) and the regional hubs in Cologne, Heilbronn and Hanover; in Gera, a new regional hub will enter operations. At the same time, the express courier services provider is strengthening its service portfolio with the addition of global time-critical shipments.

About GO! Express & Logistics – quality leader in the CEP market

GO! Express & Logistics provides overnight shipping services, 365 days a year, for anything that needs to arrive in perfect condition, safely and on time. The mid-market company, which was set up as a consortium by eight experienced couriers in 1984, has been expanding its extensive portfolio of logistics solutions for 40 years without becoming part of a corporation. Some 1,400 employees and more than 1,700 drivers and couriers work day in, day out to ensure the safe transport of over 10 million shipments a year (2023) – from urban cycle couriers right through to global express shipping operations. The product portfolio covers all customer-focused logistics services – from overnight express shipments through to full supply chain management. Performance rates currently stand at an excellent 99.43 per cent delivery rate on the first attempt and an impressive 0.02 per cent damage rate (both 2023). The company is further certified in quality management to DIN EN ISO 9001:2015, in environmental management to DIN EN ISO 14001:2015 and holds certification in GDP compliance (good distribution practice).

Comprising a partner network with over 100 GO! stations in Europe, GO! Express & Logistics is an award-winner for the best customer service under package / courier services (WirtschaftsWoche) and ranks among the top 1 per cent of training companies in Germany. As such, the company is regarded as a quality leader in the CEP market with high levels of customer loyalty, exceptional customer service and excellent recommendation rates. GO! is especially proud of its high employee satisfaction and their ratings, which have made GO! a ‘Top Company’ and an ’Open Company’ on kununu.

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