- 20 March 2019
- Transport / Logistics Services
Parcel lockers are reaching the farthest corners of the world, with a network of 200 Tastamat parcel lockers being installed across Kazakhstan by Toolpar. 1000 are set to be rolled out across the Asian country by the end of the year.
Parcel lockers aren’t new in the country but the fees associated with them have kept many ordinary delivery companies from using them.
Kazakhstan-based e-commerce specialist Toolpar has developed a hardware and software solution -Tastamat – that significantly reduces expenses of courier companies and online stores for the terminals. The company states: “If the average cost of a terminal from Europe is around USD10,000 plus its maintenance, then the cost of a Tastamat terminal is approximately USD1,000”.
The Tastamat lockers are being tested by Kazpost (the national postal service of Kazakhstan) and a number of online marketplaces.
The parcel lockers are just 100 kg in weight making it possible to roll out the network in Kazakhstan in a short period of time.