InPost UK, the ground-breaking postal and courier solution has launched into the UK market, aiming to revolutionise the parcel delivery service. Promising convenience and flexibility to businesses and consumers across the nation, InPost UK offers a time and frustration saving alternative to an existing postal system that is mostly out of sync with the needs of consumers, particularly with the rise of e-commerce.
The launch will see a country-wide network of lockers where parcels and packages can be delivered to and collected from on a 24/7 basis. Located in easily accessible areas such as supermarket forecourts, petrol stations and shopping centres, it aims to help attract additional customers around the clock to these locations.
Offering the benefit of potential new and additional revenue to independent grocers, retailers and supermarkets, there is no investment risk involved to install these parcel lockers. Fully maintained and secure with three CCTV cameras to record activity when in use, they provide a magnet for consumers, enabling increased footfall and sales and the scale of this 2013 roll-out means exponential value.
The continuing upsurge in popularity of online shopping and ‘e-tailing’ has fundamentally altered the status quo of what consumers demand from retailers and suppliers, but more specifically: when and where they demand it. Hand-in-hand with the convenience of anytime shopping comes the frustration of time wasted; whether at home waiting for deliveries or in line waiting for collection. This disconnect has led to significant demand for a different kind of service.
InPost UK aims to implement and manage an infrastructure of over 2,000 parcel lockers by the end of 2013, bringing packet and parcel collection convenience to a whole new level. Each InPost Parcel Locker 24/7 consists of 47-72 individual compartments which are temporarily “leased” until its contents are collected using a unique code sent to customers by email and text message. The lockers are entirely automated and have a friendly, intuitive interface.
Successfully operating in 17 countries worldwide, InPost, winner of the prestigious World Mail Award in 2011 and 2012, is the largest independent operator of parcel lockers in the world, with a 97% recommendation rate, over 240,000 locker boxes in the ground and approximately 1 million registered users. All InPost Parcel Lockers are securely located in well-lit areas and are strategically placed to offer maximum accessibility to the consumer.
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