Tesco has announced it is partnering with parcel collection locker brand InPost to offer its customers the chance to pick up and return orders from other retailers.
The service will be rolled out to hundreds of the retailers in the UK, with 200 already installed and 300 more stores set to receive them by the end of November.
The lockers can be used to collect online orders from a number of different retailers including Boohoo, Missguided and Holland & Barrett.
They can also be used to return orders or post items through courier services including Hermes.
To use the service, consumers are sent a QR to their smartphone via text message which are scanned at the lockers to open a compartment.
The lockers are accessible 24/7 and it is hoped that they will provide convenience for shoppers in the lead up to the festive period.
The announcement means that the number of InPost locker sites in the UK rose to around 2,500.
The firm is aiming to boost the number to over 10,000 by 2024.
According the InPost, its service is a greener alternative to home deliveries and can help to eliminate emissions by up to 70 per cent per parcel.
“People are always looking for new ways to access essential amenities and convenient services that fit in around their busy lives, saving them time and effort,” InPost UK chief executive Jason Tavaria.
“Our lockers do just that. And by reducing the number of deliveries needed, the new lockers will reduce local traffic, helping create more sustainable, greener communities.”