Helena Sjöberg, Last Mile Business Developer at PostNord commented: “As the parcel lockers are Bluetooth operated, the parcel lockers’ compartments are opened with PostNord apps on the couriers’ and end users’ phones. We experience huge demand for new last mile solutions and that is why we are happy to start trialling this new concept. Parcel lockers are a good complement to our existing delivery options (PUDOs and home deliveries), and we’re excited to see the feedback from the market.”
SwipBox has developed the app-operated parcel lockers that run on batteries and are very easy to install as there is no need for an external electricity source or an internet connection.
Allan Kaczmarek, Founder of SwipBox, said: “We are happy to present this new last mile network to PostNord and the Swedish people, and we have no doubts that the intuitive solution will increase the convenience for the shoppers in Sweden. I’m also very proud to announce that with this collaboration, we are now represented in all of Scandinavia with our SwipBox Infinity solution.”
PostNord Sweden will own and run the parcel network pilot in Sweden, meaning that PostNord during the pilot is the only carrier delivering parcels through the parcel lockers.
Evaluation will be done throughout the pilot and if the pilot is successful more parcel lockers will be rolled out.
The new parcel locker technology has already been tested in Denmark, Norway and now Sweden.