InPost, the out-of-home and ecommerce delivery company has announced the deployment of its 2,000th Automated Parcel Machine – or locker unit – in the UK.
InPost has seen its locker coverage in the UK almost double over the last six months, with around 900 locker units installed so far in 2021, giving InPost approximately 140,000 individual locker compartments for consumers to collect and return their orders.
InPost claims they are on track to soon install more locker locations in London, Manchester and Birmingham than there are Post Offices.
InPost’a service to collect or return online shopping parcels is available 24/7 and can also be used to post parcels, thereby catering to sellers using online marketplaces. The lockers are positioned at locations such as train stations, supermarkets, and petrol forecourts
InPost aims to have one of the largest automated parcel networks in the UK, with ambitions for over 10,000 locker units to be in operation by 2024.
Jason Tavaria, CEO of InPost UK said: “We are incredibly proud to have installed our 2,000th locker in the UK on the back of an explosion in demand by UK consumers, who want the convenience of 24/7, self-service collection or returns of goods via lockers. Shoppers are fed up of waiting in all day for a delivery or queuing up to return an item. Given the strong UK network and landlord relationships InPost has developed, we feel we are in a prime place to take advantage of this.”
InPost has already partnered with leading retail brands including Missguided, Boohoo and JD Sports in the UK, along with landlords that include Lidl, Morrisons and TfL.
InPost was founded in Poland in 2006, where two-thirds of online shoppers use lockers. In January 2021, it successfully completed its listing on Euronext Amsterdam, Europe’s largest technology IPO.