A fourth international carrier has joined smart locker company Quadient’s open network of parcel lockers in the UK.
These international carriers will use Parcel Pending by Quadient lockers for their first- and last-mile deliveries. DPD UK and DHL were the first carriers to confirm their commitment to Quadient’s open network, when the UK open network was announced in June 2022. However, the names of the two other international carriers have not yet been announced, as they need to make the new service available to their customers first.
Quadient’s goal is to reach 5,000 parcel locker locations in the UK in the coming years. The company has found that use of the 150 lockers already installed is ramping up due to the year-end peak season. Installations are planned for around 200 new locations per month in 2023.
Geoffrey Godet, CEO of Quadient, commented, “I am pleased to see such rapid adoption of our open parcel locker network in the UK by main international players. With now four global carriers having committed to adding our Parcel Pending by Quadient parcel lockers in their delivery options, we are confident that our open and agnostic approach to parcel locker delivery in the UK has become a key component both for first- and last-mile delivery. Whether it is for cost optimization, 24/7 availability or reducing fuel usage and CO2 emissions, the early and wide adoption of parcel locker solutions for first- and last-mile delivery confirms the relevance of our offer as a key differentiator in a growing e-commerce market.”