Allegro launches One Box parcel locker network

Poland’s largest domestic e-commerce marketplace, Allegro has announced it is to install 3,000 of its own Allegro One Box parcel lockers across the country by the end of 2022. The first 600 are already in place.

The first Allegro parcel lockers have been installed in Warsaw with new ones to be installed in Łódź, Poznań, Katowice, Wrocław and Toruń ‘in the following days’.

Allegro is partnering with UPS to have parcels delivered from marketplace sellers to One Box parcel lockers.

One Box by Allegro is part of the brand One by Allegro, which covers its logistics operation including One Punkt pick up points and One Fulfilment for merchants.

“Allegro users love collecting parcels at pick-up points and parcel lockers personally, and we want this process to be even faster and more convenient. This is why we’re expanding the network of over 45,000 pick-up points and parcel lockers available on Allegro to include our own locations that will soon offer same-day delivery as well. Today, we already have more than 600 locations and are rapidly speeding up the rate of deployment. We started with Warsaw, Łódź, Poznań, Katowice, Wrocław and Toruń but our green parcel lockers will shortly appear in other cities too. We’d like to set up at least 3,000 within a year. We’ll gradually increase the number of merchants integrated with the service,” says Francois Nuyts, CEO of Allegro.

Nuyts concluded, “Designing our network, our goal was to ensure safety and protect spatial order and the environment. Our parcel lockers seamlessly blend in with the cityscape, completely ad-free and planted with greenery wherever possible. They are also provided with amenities for users with visual or hearing loss, air quality sensors, quiet-close locker systems and motion sensor lighting and are integrated with the surrounding infrastructure to ensure easy access for wheelchair users and protect unloading zones for delivery drivers.”

In most cases the parcels will be delivered the day after they have been ordered. Buyers will be able to choose the option on the website or app, which the company claims is used by one in three Polish internet users.

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