InPost will create 2,500 parcel terminals in France over the next two years to provide 24/7, self-service collection and dispatch of parcels from convenient locations. Colis-Privé will shortly be the confirmed as a logistics partner, with further partnerships for locations, e.commerce and logistics will be announced shortly.
After the UK, France is currently the largest e.commerce market in Europe, forecast to be worth EUR 53 billion this year. The InPost parcel locker network is perfectly suited to e-commerce requirements and will expand to reflect the dynamic growth expected in France. The ability to collect parcels in under seven seconds with a QR code on a smartphone makes InPost parcel lockers a popular solution amongst e-shoppers.
Rafal Brzoska, CEO of InPost commented: “France is one of our priorities- installation of the planned 2,500 terminals is already underway. We are confident that convenient location, 24/7 availability and service excellence will meet the high expectations of the French market. Partnering with key players on the French e-commerce market is vital to our strategy.”
|Postal organisations and parcel companies are investing heavily in infrastructure, service offering and technology to take advantage of growth opportunities within the delivery marketplace. This is enabling them to improve the service they provide to customers and increase competitiveness.|
Skillweb is a privately owned, UK-based business that provides technology solutions designed to help organisations manage their mobile workforces and track the movement of their goods. The company has operated since 1999 managing deployments across the UK and Europe and is responsible for up to 100 million transactions each month and growing.
Skillweb provides an effective means of tracking and tracing incoming and outgoing deliveries, as well as communicating useful delivery details to the recipient, via its SmartTask POD solution, helping carriers of all sizes to enhance their service offering.
Downloaded onto a worker’s smartphone, ruggedised or semi-ruggedised device – including the Motorola TC55 touch computer – this mobile software application can run as a standalone solution, alongside Skillweb’s Houndit technology or a carrier’s current system.
When recipients choose their delivery option during a purchase, the information sent to a carrier relating to the order can be used by the software to generate a communication via email or SMS stating an approximate delivery slot. This is based on how long it takes to get from a warehouse to the customer.