Lidl to introduce parcel machines in Finland that will allow customers to pick up deliveries from various carriers.
4 cities initially included in the scheme
Lidl plans to introduce the parcel machines initially in stores located at Rautatienkatu, Tampere and Espoonlahti, Espoo. The lockers are supplied by Finnish company Smartmile.
The German retailer intends to introduce the lockers eventually at other stores including in Tukkutori, Helsinki during the early summer. Various carriers such as DHL, Postnord, DB Schenker and Matkahuolto will be able to deliver to the new lockers.
“We have good experience with parcel machines in our stores and our customers have been satisfied with the increased service offering. Of course, we want to make our customers’ lives easier and listen to their wishes,” said Lidl operational director Nicholas Pennanen.
What are others doing?
PostNord and PostNL have recently expanded pilots of parcel lockers. In fact, PostNL has put in place an additional six parcel and letter machines in Tilburg, Netherlands, bringing up the total to 20.
Meanwhile, Amazon has already introduced thousands of automated lockers at the premises of various partners such as Morrisons, Co-op, Casino or Shell petrol stations.
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