Russian Post has inked a contract under which the state-owned mail operator will deliver goods purchased on Wildberries’ online store to customers outside of Russia.

In Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan, where Wildberries has strong positions, Russian Post will deliver orders to the post offices of its local partners. In Europe, Russian Post will deliver goods to the branches of local partners and to the client’s door.

Russian Post will also provide Wildberries with storage and order picking services through its German subsidiary, RusPost.

Thanks to the new service, Wildberries will become available in a number of new regions, including parts of Europe, said Maxim Akimov, general director of Russian Post.

Russian Post and Wildberries also agreed to work together to simplify procedures for customs clearance in Russia. The move will help Russian exporters be more competitive in the global e-commerce arena.