Estonian postal operator Omniva has unveiled plans to expand its parcel locker network in the Baltics by 20%, beginning in December 2021.
More than 140 new parcel machines will be added to the post’s existing network, with 86 existing parcel lockers at popular locations set to be expanded. According to Kristi Unt, head of Omniva Estonia, the expansion of the network will focus on finding efficiency and hotspots for parcel traffic.
“Over the years, we have built the largest parcel machine network in Estonia and the Baltics with well-thought-out locations,” said Unt. “Thanks to the expansion, we will reach several settlements where people have not been able to use parcel machines so far. On the one hand, our parcel machines that are located outdoors allow customers to receive their parcels more conveniently and securely. On the other hand, we see that parcel machines help launch local e-commerce in smaller settlements.”
According to Unt, the expansion starting in December is just one step in the coming developments that aim to bring parcel services even closer to people. “In addition to the expansion, we will also introduce several new solutions to the market in the coming months, which will make sending and receiving parcels more accessible and convenient for people, but at the same time make delivery more efficient and environmentally friendly,” she said.
According to Omniva, the number of parcels sent with the help of parcel machines has multiplied in recent years as the combination of e-shops and parcel machines is seen as the safest way to make purchases.