- 27 July 2016
- Transport / Logistics Services
Singapore Post has started an island-wide parcel locker scheme. The scheme is called Rent-a-POP and allows retailers and consumers to rent a POPStation to deliver their parcels even in unsocial and non business hours.
The postal operator seems to believe that in opening the POPStation service to third parties. It is likely that this will be very appealing to marketplace sellers as well as blog-shop owners.
Customers of Singapore Post can rent one of 140 POPStations across the island, including commercial and neighbourhood areas, including HDP shopping complexes. Post offices, community centres and tertiary government institutions.
Lim Ann Nee, Senior Vice President, SP Parcels, SingPost, commented: “Rent-a-POP continues to revolutionise last mile delivery for the growing eCommerce industry. SingPost is the first in Singapore to offer an islandwide open parcel locker service. Since the inception of POPStation, we have seen how smart lockers have given retailers and consumers parcel delivery flexibility that caters to today’s busy lifestyles. We welcome the Singapore government’s federated locker system initiative to ease last mile delivery challenges for small parcels.”
“Opening up our POPStation for rent encourages the development of a sharing economy. We optimise our resources as parcels can be delivered by retailers and consumers to a rented POPStation at their convenience. Recipients can collect their parcels easily near their homes or offices.”
Prior to today’s launch of Rent-a-POP, Singapore Post ran a one-month trial with online marketplaces and blogshops. During the trial, about 50% of these parcels were delivered outside of office hours . There was a 100% collection rate, with almost 90% of the parcels being collected the next day.
The rates for Rent-a-POP are dependent on the size of the POPStation lockers (there are three sizes available) and the number of rental days. More details for Rent-a-POP are in this link: https://www.mypopstation.com/rentapop .