500 Tesco stores to get InPost parcel lockers by the end of November
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InPost has announced it is to bring its automated parcel locker machines to as many as 500 Tesco stores across the UK — with over 200 already installed.
The deal will see InPost’s automated parcel machines (APMs) deployed across Tesco’s entire large-format store estate in the UK, potentially up to 500 sites, by the end of November.
„With Christmas fast approaching, the new parcel machines will bring extra convenience and much needed postal services to existing community hubs, providing shoppers with a fast, convenient and greener way to collect their online orders or send parcels” – InPost says.
The lockers will be available 24/7, and they can be used for drop off returns, too.
The deal continues InPost’s growth in the UK, bringing the total number of InPost lockers in the country to approximately 2,500. InPost aims to have the largest automated parcel machine networks in the UK, with ambitions for around 3,000 APMs by the end of 2021 and over 10,000 by 2024.
More than 200 lockers are already installed, with Tesco opting to go straight to a national rollout of these, rather than a pilot scheme.
Once the InPost APM network is fully operational across all of the planned Tesco locations, it has the potential to eliminate 250,000 last-mile deliveries, reducing carbon emissions by up to 70% per parcel versus home delivery.