SwipBox and bpost pilot joint parcel lockers in Belgium
bpost and SwipBox, the Danish operator of neutral parcel terminals, have teamed up to launch a dense network of battery-driven and Bluetooth-enabled parcel lockers in Belgium.
bpost is piloting the innovative SwipBox Infinity parcel lockers in the city of Mechelen. The parcel lockers were chosen because they provide a convenient and sustainable first and last mile solution.
The pilot scheme will gather user experiences about the Bluetooth-enabled SwipBox parcel lockers, define the ideal distance from a parcel locker (for an end user) and assess how lean parcel lockers complement bpost's manned PUDO network and contribute to less congested cities.
bpost’s Catherine De Baets commented: “We are very happy to be trialling the SwipBox Infinity concept, as it's an obvious supplement to our green logistics strategy, which aims to offer sustainable and convenient last and first mile solutions. Thus we are looking forward to the collaboration and a greener last mile future.”
Moreover, the lockers are very easy to install as there is no need for an external electricity source or an internet connection. The Danish company developed the app-operated parcel lockers to run entirely on batteries.
Jens Rom, CEO of SwipBox, added: “This partnership with bpost shows the strong demand for the SwipBox Infinity solution in the market. We have already rolled out this solution across Scandinavia, and we can now proudly announce the cooperation with bpost.
“We are confident that the SwipBox Infinity solution will provide greater convenience for shoppers in Belgium and deliver a new, greener way to pick up and send parcels. “
bpost owns and operates the parcel network in Belgium.