InPost to double number of smart-lockers at London stations

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InPost is dramatically expanding its partnership with Transport for London (TfL) aiming to double the number of locations customers can collect their online orders.

The smart-locker delivery giant is set to install more than 60 new lockers across London stations over the next three months, following the successful trial of lockers at six different sites.

InPost aims to have the new lockers in place to coincide with the easing of COVID restrictions, enabling commuters to collect their online orders as part of their daily journeys.

According to the company, this will reduce last mile deliveries and remove the equivalent of 193 tonnes of carbon emissions annually.

“We are proud to partner with TfL to support InPost’s aim of leading a greener way to shop online with an ambition to drastically reduce last mile deliveries in the capital,” InPost chief executive Jason Tavaria said.

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“This is at a time where the capital is gearing up to gradually and safely reopen. InPost is helping stations across the capital act as hubs serving the local communities that surround them by offering a genuinely convenient and easily accessible way to collect deliveries and return items, as part and parcel of their usual journey”.

TfL’s head of commercial property Nigel Pickup added: “When more people begin to return to the network safely and responsibly in line with guidance, these lockers will offer a convenient way for them to pick up deliveries as part of their everyday journeys and help reduce delivery vehicle trips across London.

“It is one of the many ways that we are working with innovative companies, such as InPost, generate revenue to reinvest into the transport network.”

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