Financial technology developer Paysera has installed its first solar-powered locker unit as part of a wider rollout across Lithuania.
The lockers are powered by solar energy and have been equipped with energy-saving devices as well as reserve batteries. They have also been designed to withstand the cold of winter and can be fitted with parcel locker cells that are thermally insulated.
Paysera aims to have 150-200 parcel lockers installed in Lithuania within a year, with plans to expand the network to other countries in Europe shortly.
As a carrier-neutral parcel locker network, the parcel terminals will be available for any courier service provider to deliver and store parcels. Itella is the first partner to join the network.
Kostas Noreika, the main shareholder of Paysera, said, “Parcel terminals are usually installed near big supermarkets or stores since they need electricity to operate. However, our parcel lockers do not require electricity and instead are powered by solar energy and, therefore, can be found in public locations, residential areas, or other places where there are no other storage facilities available, such as children’s playgrounds, parks, or at a roadside. This makes the lockers very mobile and easy to install with few demands for their physical location. As a result, they can easily change their purpose and become a storage facility at a music festival or a beach.
“From the perspective of delivery companies, the last mile is by far the most expensive part in the logistics chain. So we are ready to provide delivery companies with access to the areas where there are no parcel lockers whatsoever. This way, we will help delivery companies make last-mile deliveries as cost-effective as possible.”