Smart locker provider Bloq.it has announced a strategic partnership with Vinted Go, the shipping arm of C2C second-hand fashion marketplace Vinted.
The new agreement expands the existing relationship that launched Vinted Go’s Smart Locker network in France. Under the terms, Bloq.it becomes the exclusive provider of Smart Lockers and Smart Locker software through Bloq.it OS for the Vinted Go network.
Vinted Go aims to more than quadruple its existing locker network in France within the next few years. As part of the agreement, Vytautas Atkočaitis, vice president of Vinted Go, will become an advisor to Bloq.it.
João Lopes, COO and co-founder of Bloq.it, said, “Vinted Go has a very ambitious vision for our market, and we are very happy they have chosen Bloq.it as their strategic partner. It has been a privilege to work so closely with their team, and help bring to life such an impactful project. This partnership will allow us to keep scaling at a fast pace and to keep expanding our market-leading solution to new heights, benefiting the broader industry as a whole.”
Miha Jagodic, CEO of Bloq.it, added, “This is a very positive signal we’re sending to the industry, to have deployed such a demanding project in record time. This agreement is a testament to our collaboration and just goes to show Bloq.it’s solution is up to the biggest challenges this industry can present.”
Vinted Go vice president Atkočaitis said, “Over the first 12 months of working with Bloq.it, we were impressed by its technology and its service quality and speed. Our joint efforts have enabled Vinted Go to expand our locker delivery service at an impressive pace. For Vinted Go this is still just the beginning: together with Bloq.it, we plan to expand our network further. Choosing the Vinted Go network is not only more convenient for Vinted users, but also has a lower climate impact than to-home shipping, resulting in a win-win situation for Vinted members and the environment.”