Gig-economy-based logistics startup Park N Parcel has signed a strategic partnership with Singapore Post (SingPost) to integrate its ‘parker’ pick-up and drop-off (PUDO) network as part of the post’s carrier-agnostic last-mile platform – LaMP.
Park N Parcel currently supports a network of more than 1,600 PUDO points or ‘parkers’, the majority of which are residential addresses where individuals receive S$1 (US$0.75) for acting as a PUDO point.
LaMP is able to integrate partner providers like Park N Parcel with SingPost’s assets, including POPStations, parcel lockers and brick-and-mortar collection points.
As part of its LaMP initiative, SingPost is looking to gather logistics partners to create an ecosystem where all parties share logistics resources, solutions and capabilities. It also aims to promote logistics-enabled solutions and implement them across the supply chain.
Alex Tan, group chief digital and technology officer, SingPost, said, “SingPost is delighted to work with Park N Parcel on LaMP. This collaboration will be the first of many as we reach out across the region and represents an important step in elevating industry standards as well as enhancing customer experience in the last-mile logistics landscape.”
Erik Cheong, co-founder and chief marketing officer of Park N Parcel, said, “We are extremely excited to have the opportunity to work with local industry leaders such as SingPost as we continue to improve on our services. We seek to provide both buyers and sellers the peace of mind while keeping costs affordable so that the delivery process will become an afterthought in the online shopping experience.”
In addition to Park N Parcel, SingPost is also in advanced discussions with several retail and logistics partners around the region to join LaMP including an Indonesian last-mile operator with 1,500 collection points across 58 cities.