New report sheds light on development of out-of-home delivery across Europe

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Last Mile Expert's latest Out-of-home delivery in Europe 2022 report has been released. The comprehensive research document provides an overview on the state of the play for out-of-home delivery in the EU27 countries as well as the UK. Besides presenting key data points for each country, the report also looks into the development of out-of-home networks and how they can contribute to a greener last mile.

New report sheds light on development of out-of-home delivery across Europe
Photo: Teet Koitjärv, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

The detailed 106-page report, which describes the market situation in December 2021, contains analysis of nearly 290 operators and carriers offering out-of-home deliveries. The research also contains micro and macroeconomic information and analysis related to last mile activities.

Among the key conclusions drawn in the report are that almost all industry experts expect an increase in the percentage of B2C parcels going out-of-home.

Last Mile Experts believe this is because increases in the proximity of PUDOs and lockers will see out-of-home deliveries become more convenient and closer to a “home delivery”.

In addition to this, capacity demands will make out-of-home deliveries the only viable or cost effective option for last mile operators. The third and final reason for the trend is that ecological matters favour proximate out-of-home delivery.

When it comes to the development and maturity of the countries’ parcel locker networks, the report concludes that 20 out of the 28 nations have a “significant opportunity” to grow their automated parcel locker network.

Among the leading countries in this space are Poland, which has just under 20,000 lockers (the most in Europe), as well as Denmark, Finland and Estonia, which lead the European ranking in terms of parcel locker network density.

As for PUDO points, Germany is out in front with over 63,000. They are followed by the UK and France, both of whom have over 56,000.

In terms of the major companies in the sector and the extent of their out-of-home networks, data compiled by Last Mile Experts shows that Deutsche Post/DHL has the largest number of PUDO points across the EU27 and the UK, with InPost having the most automated parcel lockers.

The above findings are just a snippet of the data analysis available in the report, which can be obtained free of charge on the Last Mile Experts website.


Photo: Teet Koitjärv, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

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