Apex Insight announces the publication of a new report covering European Parcel Shop and Locker Networks. The report focuses on the networks of locations designed to facilitate the last mile delivery of parcels (local parcel pick-up and drop-off points for consumers and businesses), typically at local convenience stores.
Parcel shops and locker networks are quickly being rolled out across Europe. They are rapidly becoming an essential component of the logistics operations involved in getting internet purchases into the hands of consumers, while also remaining a key element of spare parts logistics operations.
The report, European Parcel Shop and Locker Networks Market Insight Report 2015, shows that Germany has by far the largest number of parcel shop and locker locations. Of other European countries, France, Poland and the UK all have extensive networks. Parcel shops account for the majority of the 100,000+ locations in the main European markets.
Many of the leading European parcel carriers, in particular those with a focus on consumer deliveries, are now involved in building up their own networks. The most extensive network is that of Otto, which owns the Hermes and Mondial Relay networks, followed by DPD, DHL and UPS. There are also independent players, of which the largest (since the acquisition of Kiala by UPS) is InPost.
The report provides a detailed view of the historical and forecast development of parcel shop and locker networks in Europe. It includes sections looking at the strategies of the main network operators, profiling locker manufacturers and the development of eight of the leading markets (France, Germany, Belgium, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Spain and the UK). It quantifies the market size and sets out credible forecast scenarios supported by clearly stated assumptions.
The report, European Parcel Shop and Locker Networks Market Insight Report 2015, has a free to view summary, along with a full table of contents.