Parcel locker provider InPost has seen the use of its lockers triple in March compared to February as social distancing measures drive customers and small businesses to use the contact-free service to send parcels.
InPost’s lockers help keep communities connected and provide an essential service allowing small businesses to continue to operate online and ensure customers can receive their products safely and conveniently, without the need of visiting a parcel shop.
There has also been an uplift in demand from people sending parcels to their loved ones, with key workers also able to take advantage of the 24/7 service to send parcels and maintain essential social distancing.
In order to help support the significant demand and keep communities connected, InPost has launched its ‘Next Day Send’ service in conjunction with the major parcel broker websites including Parcel2Go, Interparcel and the company’s direct service InPost Direct. The faster service will mean that during this challenging time, InPost can ensure customers can send their parcels to the destination quicker. Prices start from £4.00.
InPost continues to expand its nationwide network of lockers and over the next four months intends to increase its presence and deploy 35,000 lockers in 500 new locations across the country, further increasing convenience of customers. The lockers are opened by customers by scanning a QR code on a mobile phone so they can just pick up, send, or return items from the convenient locations including a number of major supermarkets such as Morrisons as well as rail stations and petrol stations.
Jason Tavaria, CEO of InPost, said: “During these unprecedented times, we want to help both personal and business customers to continue to stay connected to their communities. The surge in demand demonstrates how InPost lockers are offering a 24/7, contact-free way for people to send and receive the items they need to, safely and at a time that works for them.
Our Next Day Send service now means customers can get their products and packages to their customers or loved ones as quickly as possibly at a time of need.”