- 5 July 2019
- Transport / Logistics Services
Logistics player InPost has been awarded a contract to install 1,000 parcel lockers around the city of Salzburg in Austria over the next five years.
The first parcel lockers are set to be installed at key locations around Salzburg in the next month.
Research has shown that parcel lockers can save up to 30% of the cost of last mile delivery, simply because the recipient will be able to receive the parcel at their convenience and ‘not be out’ when the courier arrives.
InPost has become a European market leader in parcel lockers and is starting to expand well beyond its home borders. It now has operations in the United Arab Emirates, Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia, Iceland, Ireland, Colombia, Brazil and Australia.
Rafał Brzoska, CEO of InPost said: “Europe is beginning to appreciate the convenience of service automation – not only in the delivery and collection of parcels – but in other areas where our technology can be implemented.
“Poland is undoubtedly a pioneer in this area – there is no other country in Europe that uses InPost’s parcel locker technology to such an extent. Reflecting on our development, it seems that the Old Continent needed more time to fully appreciate the advantages of 24/7 availability that our solutions provide.
Brzoska concluded, “However, it seems that labour supply issues, coupled with the unwavering, double-digit growth of e-commerce, will demand automation and InPost’s parcel lockers are perfectly placed to satisfy this need. In Poland, InPost’s parcel lockers are very popular and I am confident that the residents of Salzburg will also appreciate the availability, convenience and simplicity of such services. InPost’s parcel lockers meet the exacting standards of our Austrian partner – confirming our position as a global leader in parcel locker technology.”