Norwegian postal service Posten Norge is to roll out parcel lockers nationwide. It says that testing of the new technology has shown Norwegians appreciate the convenience the lockers provide.
The company notes that it dedicated the first half of 2020 to exploring the new technology and understanding demand from e-retailers and end-users as parcel volumes increased, which included research into a locker system. Following a tender, the SwipBox Infinity solution was chosen, and the company’s smart parcel lockers will soon be made available for all Norwegians.
Per Öhagen, executive vice president, Posten Norge, commented, “We are pleased that many strong players from the industry wanted to participate in our tender process. We evaluated many creative, high-quality solutions but in the end, we decided to go with SwipBox. Their solution provided the best match for our requirements with regards to customer convenience, quality, serviceability and cost. We are looking forward to an innovative cooperation with SwipBox. Together we will be creating a unique network of app operated parcel lockers across Norway.”
The parcel lockers will be branded ‘Pakkeboks’ (parcel lockers) and will be operated through a bespoke app on customers’ smart phones, which communicates with the SwipBox Infinity parcel locker via Bluetooth.
Jens Rom, CEO at SwipBox, remarked, “We are very proud that Posten Norge, one of the world’s most innovative postal operators, decided to go with the SwipBox Infinity solution. The people of Oslo already like the parcel lockers, so we’ll be looking forward to rolling out the solution to the whole of Norway, helping Posten Norge to add further services and customer convenience.”