As an important part of Posten Norge’s strategy, the leading logistics company dedicated the first half of 2020 exploring the new technology and understanding the demand from e-retailers and end-users as the parcel volume increases. Following a tender, the SwipBox Infinity solution was chosen, and SwipBox smart parcel lockers will soon be made available for all Norwegians.
Per Öhagen, executive vice president, Posten Norge said: “We are pleased that many strong players from the industry wanted to participate in our tender process. We evaluated many creative, high quality solutions but in the end, we decided to go with SwipBox. Their solution provided the best match for our requirements with regards to customer convenience, quality, serviceability and cost. We are looking forward to an innovative cooperation with SwipBox. Together we will be creating a unique network of app operated parcel lockers across Norway.”
The parcel lockers will be branded “Pakkeboks” (parcel locker) and will be operated through a bespoke app on the customer’s smart phone, which communicates with the SwipBox Infinity parcel locker via Bluetooth. The parcel lockers are battery operated and very easily installed as they do not require an external power source or Internet connection.
Jens Rom, CEO, SwipBox said: “We are very proud that Posten Norge, one of the world’s most innovative postal operators, decided to go with the SwipBox Infinity solution. The people of Oslo already like the parcel lockers, so we’ll be looking forward to rolling out the solution to the whole of Norway, helping Posten Norge to add further services and customer convenience.”
The SwipBox Infinity solution has been rolled out in Denmark and now Norway. The solution is presently being piloted in other parts of Europe.