Norway’s Posten Norge has launched a ‘from door’ parcel sending service that allows customers to send parcels from home.
For a surcharge of Nkr15 (US$1.85) over the regular postage fee, customers can arrange at-home parcel collection from their regular postperson. Customers can go online, pay for postage, and arrange for next-day collection of parcels. The online payment generates a single-use code that the customer writes on the parcel, ready for collection.
The shipment must weigh less than 2kg and fit in a mailbox. If it is larger, customers can buy a digital postage stamp and deliver it to regular red mailboxes or post offices.
Tone Wille, CEO of Posten Norge, said, “This is an offer for those who want a simpler day and this new service contributes to that. Physical supplies do not get old-fashioned, it only happens in new ways.
“The customers who have already tested the solution are delighted and say that this is a need. For us in the Post, it is exciting to combine new technology and traditional mailboxes.”
Read more on what Marek Różycki, managing partner at Last Mile Experts, thinks on this new technology here.