InPost has deployed over 3,000 locker units in the UK, a major milestone for the ecommerce delivery company.
The news follows a number of significant partnerships in 2021 including Transport for London, Tesco, and Westfield, in addition to supporting over 100 major retailers from Missguided, Boohoo to JD Sports.
The leading out-of-home delivery company has approximately 150,000 individual locker compartments available for consumers to send, collect and return parcels, with the majority of city dwellers in London, Birmingham and Manchester now within one mile of a locker.
InPost has stated its key mission is to “provide communities with convenient, accessible, and greener delivery options” through parcel lockers which offer a quick and convenient way to return items, while helping to reduce carbon emissions.
“This year alone we’ve installed nearly two thousand parcel lockers across the UK, responding to growing interest from retailers and landlords looking to bolster their environmental performance,” InPost UK chief executive officer Jason Tavaria said.
“Lifestyles and shopping habits have irrevocably changed during the pandemic, and our rapid growth reflects this shift. Consumers demand convenient options that fit around their new working routines, as well as those that prioritise sustainability. Retailers, landlords and consumers alike must work together to encourage more people towards greener delivery services like lockers, and we’re proud to be leading the charge.”
InPost has said it is on track to deploy one of the largest automated parcel networks in the UK, with over 10,000 locker units in operation by 2024.