Posti completes giant parcel locker installation in Oulu

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Finnish postal operator Posti has completed the installation of a new 830-unit parcel locker at a shopping mall in Oulu.

The OmaPosti kiosk is Posti’s biggest parcel locker in northern Finland and will serve customers visiting the Ideapark mall on the outskirts of the city. The locker also has self-service terminals for sending parcels and letters.

In Finland, the number of parcels delivered via Posti parcel lockers grew by 47% in the first six months of the year, compared with the previous year.

Sauli Metsävirta, area manager at Posti, said, “We have received many requests from customers regarding postal services in Oulu. As e-commerce continues to grow, we believe that customers living nearby will be happy to see the opening of the new big parcel locker, which will nearly double Posti’s parcel locker capacity in North Oulu. Next to the OmaPosti kiosk, we have also reserved a space that we can use to open a temporary pickup point during the peak seasons for parcels.”

Posti’s retail network in Oulu currently consists of 67 service points. There are public Posti parcel lockers at 55 locations, as well as private lockers on housing developments and business premises.

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