- 23 October 2020
- Transport / Logistics Services
Logistics cloud software company Smartmile has announced it is expanding its open and shared parcel locker network in Finland and the Netherlands thanks to strong demand.
The 40 new Smartmile parcel lockers will be in operation by the end of November this year.
Smartmile is an international cloud based software platform that connects its parcel locker network to online shoppers, retailers and carriers. It is carrier and hardware-agnostic, and currently operates in Finland, the Netherlands and Germany.
Kati Nevalainen, Director of the Parcel Services unit at Matkahuolto, the second-largest parcel carrier in Finland says: “The number of parcels carried by Matkahuolto has grown significantly during 2020 – parcels of domestic online stores by almost 60% and parcels sent by consumers by almost 100%. Parcel automates have been one of the key factors in this growth: our customers have embraced Smartmile’s easy-to-use parcel automates when sending, receiving and returning parcels.”
“Smartmile’s shared parcel automates allow more and more customers to pick up their parcels from the Lidl store while going shopping simultaneously- doing both errands in one trip. This is especially important under the current COVID-19 regulations where governments are advising everyone to minimise the number of trips to different locations,” says Jussi Hulkko from Lidl.
“Covid-19 boosted eCommerce volumes and strongly increased demand for our contactless, automated service. We are happy to offer more locations for online buyers and parcel carriers just before the peak season”, says Smartmile’s CEO Aku Happo