Parcel locker technology developer InPost has announced the deployment of its 2,000th automated parcel machine in the UK.
InPost has seen its locker coverage in the UK almost double over the last six months, with around 900 locker units installed so far in 2021, giving InPost approximately 140,000 individual locker compartments for consumers to collect and return their orders.
With its accelerating network growth, the business is on track to install more locker locations in London, Manchester and Birmingham than there are Post Offices.
InPost aims to have one of the largest automated parcel networks in the UK, with ambitions for more than 10,000 locker units to be in operation by 2024.
As it looks to ramp up its presence in the UK, the business has also announced a trio of new hires to the UK executive team. Jonathan Sheard has joined InPost as business development director, Mathew Munro as product and marketing director, and Richard Cooper as logistics director.
Jason Tavaria, CEO of InPost UK, said, “We are incredibly proud to have installed our 2,000th locker in the UK on the back of an explosion in demand by UK consumers, who want the convenience of 24/7, self-service collection or returns of goods via lockers. Shoppers are fed up with waiting in all day for a delivery or queuing up to return an item. Given the strong UK network and landlord relationships InPost has developed, we feel we are in a prime place to take advantage of this.
“I’m also very pleased to welcome the quality new additions to our senior UK team. We have doubled our executive headcount over the last 12 months and these new hires will help steer us on the next phase of hyper-growth.”