South Western Railway (SWR) passengers will now be able to collect their online orders at a select number of stations amid a new partnership with InPost.
‘Automated ecommerce lockers’ will now be installed at 40 stations enabling customers to collect their online orders during their daily commute.
The first phase of the rollout will see the lockers installed at 14 locations inside Greater London including Raynes Park, Strawberry Hill and Kew Bridge, with expansion to more commuter hubs planned for the coming months.
The lockers can be chosen as a delivery location for online orders for a range of retailers including JD Sports, Boohoo and Holland & Barrett, and also enable customers to post returns.
This comes just weeks after InPost partnered with Lidl to install its digital lockers at 24 stores across London, Birmingham and Manchester allowing users to collect parcels ordered online while they carry out their weekly grocery shop.
“With current lockdown guidance limiting how and when people can leave the house, it is vital that they are able to maximise each trip and not make unnecessary additional journeys,” InPost’s chief executive Jason Tavaria said.