InPost’s most recent installation of a parcel locker in the heart of Poland’s Bieszczady Mountains means it now has a network of 15,000 automated parcel machines (APMs) across the country.
On October 20, InPost also introduced to APMs in municipalities participating in its ‘Green City’ program the post’s first air-quality data sensors, which will operate through the InPost mobile app,. The locations of these sensors will be chosen following input from local governments and residents. These new APMs will also be powered by solar energy and surrounded by anti-smog paving stones.
In Post’s research indicates that deliveries to lockers reduce CO2 emissions by as much as 75% compared to home delivery, by significantly reducing the number of cars on the road. In 2020 alone, use of InPost APM saved more than 180,000,000kg of CO2 emissions.
This month, InPost has also introduced its ‘Easy Access’ same-day local delivery service for people who can’t reach higher lockers, and the systematic expansion of its Green City program for local governments. InPost is also investing in education and other green initiatives to increase awareness of climate change among consumers.
Rafał Brzoska, founder and CEO of InPost, said, “It’s no surprise that 77% of online shoppers are now choosing our parcel lockers. We want all of our users, whether they’re residents of big cities, small towns or villages like Czarna Górna, to have one of our APMs nearby. As the network of sensors becomes denser, we will be able to make increasingly accurate air quality measurements meaning we can monitor changes in real time. The sensors mainly measure PM10 and PM2.5 particles, however some will also measure nitrogen dioxide and ozone concentrations. Following the installation of these sensors, consumers using the InPost Mobile App will have the ability to monitor temperature, air pressure and humidity.”