Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) and InPost have announced a partnership that will see up to 28 parcel lockers rolled out across the Greater Manchester area by the end of the year, with 13 already installed and more planned for 2023.
The first 13 lockers are all set to be operational by October 31 and are located at key tram stops and transport interchanges across Greater Manchester, meaning customers can pick up parcels and send returns as a part of their everyday journey. The new InPost lockers enable contact-free parcel collection and returns, 24/7.
Mike Mellor, head of commercial at TfGM, said, “The rollout of InPost lockers at Metrolink stops and interchanges across Greater Manchester provides customers with a quick and easy way to collect and return parcels as part of their daily commute or journey across the network.
“TfGM has adopted an approach to develop new sustainable revenue streams through commercial partnerships for reinvestment into transport services.
“By creating partnerships like this one, we’re on our way to creating a truly integrated transport that supports multimodal journeys and puts customer convenience at the heart of what we do.”
Michael Rouse, CEO International at InPost, added, “We’re rapidly growing our network of 4,000+ parcel lockers in the UK and the partnership with TfGM marks another significant milestone for our business. It’s also an important step towards our goal of making parcel collections and returns fuss-free for everyone.
“The new lockers will expand the breadth of parcel and post services available in the Greater Manchester area, meaning that busy commuters can avoid waiting in for parcel deliveries and skip the queues when it comes to making returns. Instead, they can use our lockers while on the go.”