InPost strikes partnership with WHSmith for indoor parcel locker network

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Parcel locker manufacturer InPost has announced a new partnership with UK retailer WHSmith, marking the company’s first national indoor proposition in the UK.

InPost lockers will be deployed in WHSmith high street stores across the the country, complementing its existing network of more than 3,500 parcel lockers.

Gavin Brice, locations director at InPost UK, said, “We are rapidly growing our network of 3,500+ parcel lockers in the UK, and our partnership with WHSmith marks another milestone for our business. At InPost, we know that people are constantly looking for convenient and hassle-free services that fit around their busy lives and save them time. By joining forces with WHSmith, we are providing shoppers across the country with unparalleled convenience when it comes to collecting and returning their online orders or sending parcels. By taking vans off the roads, our lockers can also reduce emissions in local areas, helping to create greener communities.”

Ian Sanders, group commercial development director, WHSmith, added, “At WHSmith, customer satisfaction is at the heart of everything we do, so we are excited to partner with InPost and introduce their parcel lockers into our High Street stores across the UK, providing a valuable and convenient service to our communities. InPost Lockers will help us offer our customers a convenient and accessible way to pick up, send and return their parcels as part of their daily routines when they come to our high street locations. We look forward to working with InPost to elevate our in-store proposition.”

The announcement follows InPost partnerships with other landlords including Westfield, Tesco and Transport for London (TfL).

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