MALL GROUP introduces one of the most advanced logistics centres in Europe

Prague, 9 November 2017
  • Custom-manufactured, fully automated lines
  • Clearance capacity of up to 75,000 items per day; the distribution centre is scalable to 150,000 items/day
  • Complete parcel clearance within 15 minutes
  • New features in logistics: branches open seven days a week, weekend delivery and guaranteed on-time delivery

MALL.cz in Jirny u Prahy has introduced a logistics centre that ranks among the most advanced in Europe. The facility covers an area of 50,000 m2, is scalable to allow clearance of 150,000 items per day and uses state-of-the-art technologies that enable fluid and rapid clearance of parcels. MALL.cz is also extending the opening hours of its branches and introducing weekend delivery of goods. In connection with Christmas, customers will be able to use additional services such as guaranteed delivery of goods and extension of the period for returning gifts.

The logistics centre features modern, custom-manufactured automated lines enabling complete parcel clearance within 15 minutes. Packaging is adapted to the weight and size of products and is also fully automated. Up to 600 people work at the logistics centre during the season.

“We are doing everything to maximally accelerate the shipping of parcels to customers. We have therefore invested in new technologies which allow us to do that,” says Pavel Knap, head of logistics at MALL GROUP. “Thanks to the automation of processes, we can offer services such as same-day delivery, which customers will value not only in the upcoming Christmas season.”

MALL.cz has also introduced new features in the area of logistics: As of 7 October, all MALL.cz branches are open on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and even to 5:00 p.m. in Prague. Branches are also open on Sunday from 24 October until Christmas. In addition to opening pickup points on weekends, MALL.cz is also introducing Saturday and Sunday delivery with the MALL 7 Days a Week service. With this service, it suffices to order goods by 5:00 p.m. and they will be delivered to the customer the next day (including on the weekend). In Prague, customers can use in-person pickup on the day of ordering in the case of orders placed by 1:00 p.m. on the given day. Thanks to cooperation with the start-up DoDo, Prague residents can enjoy express delivery of their purchases from a branch directly to their designated delivery address.

Customers can collect their ordered goods throughout the Czech Republic at 104 pickup points, which MALL.cz offers in cooperation with Uloženka.cz. Within the Uloženka network, MALL.cz offers free shipping on purchases over CZK 1,000, a threshold that is exceeded by 70% of purchases during the Christmas season.

Other Christmas innovations are guaranteed on-time delivery and extension of the period for returning Christmas gifts until the middle of January.