Swipbox and PostNord roll out Nærboks lockers across Denmark
PostNord and SwipBox have begun rolling out a further 2,000 Nærboks parcel lockers across Denmark following a successful pilot in Kolding and Sonderborg over the last few months.
Over the next six months, around 2,000 parcel lockers will be installed across the country, from which the Danes can pick up their parcels 24/7, close to where they live. The Nærboks (‘Near-Box’) concept will be rolled out in Copenhagen and Aarhus this autumn, followed by more towns and cities in 2020.
The goal is to make the network increasingly dense until 10,000 Nærboks parcel lockers have been installed all over Denmark. In Denmark, e-commerce continues to grow rapidly, and an increased capacity is needed to handle the high number of parcels that the Danes order online.
Nærboks is an agnostic parcel network and the vision is that all Danes can pick up their parcel in a Nærboks parcel locker, - no matter which logistics provider delivers the parcel. In addition to PostNord, DHL also delivers parcels through the Nærboks network and more carriers will be joining the scheme soon. Nærboks is being established by Nordic Infrastructure, a company owned jointly by SwipBox and PostNord.
Peter Kjær Jensen, CEO of PostNord Denmark, commented: “We have tested the Nærboks parcel lockers in Kolding municipality and Sonderborg municipality. The citizens in both municipalities have really welcomed the parcel lockers, so we’re ready to move forward and roll out the new parcel infrastructure across the country. By placing the parcel lockers close to where the Danes are and live, Nærboks will set new standards for how easy and convenient parcel delivery can be. They are open day and night - exactly when the end user will use it.”
Allan Kaczmarek, CEO of SwipBox, added: “The Nærboks solution is close to home and the parcel lockers require no electricity or internet connection, which makes them very easy to set up. The pilot in the two municipalities has been great and we have learned a lot. So, we are now ready to roll out the network so all Danes can use it, and we hope everyone will welcome the concept with the same enthusiasm as the citizens of Kolding and Sonderborg.”