bpost to trial SwipBox parcel lockers

Parcel locker technology company SwipBox and Belgian postal operator bpost are to launch a dense network of battery powered, bluetooth enabled parcel lockers.

As a pilot the two companies are to install the lockers in Mechelen, Belgium. These were chosen as they provide a convenient and sustainable first and last mile solution. bpost and SwipBox are to gather user experiences of the system, work out the idea distance for the end user from a parcel locker and see how the lockers will complement bpost’s manned Pickup/Drop-off (PUDO) network, as well as how they contribute to post’s sustainability vision.

Catherine De Baets, from bpost comments: ”We are very happy to be trialing the SwipBox Infinity concept, as it’s an obvious supplement to our green logistics strategy, which aims to offer sustainable and convenient last and first mile solutions. Thus we are looking forward to the collaboration and a greener last mile future.”

According to SwipBox the app-operated parcel lockers are easy to install as there is no need for an external electricity source or an internet connection.

Jens Rom, CEO of SwipBox, says: “This partnership with bpost shows the strong demand for the SwipBox Infinity solution in the market. We have already rolled out this solution across Scandinavia, and we can now proudly announce the cooperaration with bpost. We are confident that the SwipBox Infinity solution will provide greater convenience for shoppers in Belgium and deliver a new, greener way to pick up and send parcels.”