Last Mile Experts publishes major study of European out-of-home delivery market

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Last Mile Experts, together with UPIDO, has completed a major study of pick-up drop-off (PUDO) and automated parcel machine (APM) networks in 27 EU countries and the UK.

The Out-of-home delivery in Europe 2021 report, which was produced with the support of DPDgroup and Oracle, shows that there has been a 40% growth in PUDO points in the EU and UK since mid-2019.

Poland is one of the fastest growing markets where the number access points has increased by more than 70% during this time. The countries supporting the most PUDOs are Germany (57,000), France (45,000), the UK (38,000) and Italy (36,000).

As a result of the study, Last Mile Experts estimates that there are more than 336,000 PUDO locations available across the continent and, as an increasingly important part of any out-of-home infrastructure, there are more than 43,000 APM units.

The largest number of machines is available in Poland (11,000), Spain (10,000) and Germany (7,000). Interestingly, the densest out-of-home network is in Finland where most parcels are delivered by this method.

Thanks to the sponsors, this 87 page report is free for download by registering here.

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With over a decade of experience as a business and technology journalist working in B2B publishing, Hazel first joined UKi in 2011. After taking 18 months off to bring up her daughter and try her hand at marketing copywriting, she returned in January 2018 to do what she loves best – magazine editing! She is now the editor of UKi's Passenger Terminal World and Parcel and Postal Technology International magazines.

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