Posten Norge to pilot Pakkeboks parcel lockers

Posten Norge and parcel locker providers Swipbox are to roll out a parcel locker network in Norway. Close to 100 such lockers, known as Pakkeboks (Norwegian for ‘parcel locker’) are to be piloted in Oslo over the next six months, with the pilot designed to assess how Norwegians use parcel lockers.

Tone Wille, CEO of Posten Norge commented: “I have big expectations of the new parcel lockers. Posten Norge is very focused on finding great solutions that make everyday life simpler for our customers. Time is valuable and our customers want more flexibility, which is why it’s important that we adapt to their needs”.

The Pakkeboks can be opened using a mobile phone app and Bluetooth.

Swipbox are an international parcel locker provider, with its parcel lockers running on batteries and therefore not requiring grid electricity or internet connection.

Allan Kaczmarek, CEO of SwipBox said: “Pakkeboks is a new concept that we are excited to present to the Norwegians, and which we have already been testing in Denmark under the Nærboks brand. We have based the networks on the newest technology, which makes it possible to establish parcel locker infrastructures.

“In late 2019, we ended the pilot of the Nærboks network in Denmark and we are now setting up Nærboks parcel lockers all over the country – I am very pleased that we can now offer the same solution to the Norwegians”, he added.

Under current plans, the parcel lockers will also be used to return parcels as well as as pick up points. Customers will also be able to send parcels to other members of the public using them.

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