Parcel locker supplier Yeep! has launched its new battery-powered, carrier-agnostic parcel locker network in the UK.
Contracts have already been agreed with international and national carriers, London boroughs, railway networks and private landlords, with over 400 lockers anticipated this year, and 1,000 by Q2 2024. Yeep!’s ambition is to install 10,000 across the entire UK.
Fully funded with an £8m (US$9.8m) investment secured for year one, Yeep! will operate as a high-density, hyper-local parcel delivery network, using a highly focused, data-driven model to guide location selection to meet its ambition of 90% of people being within 250m of a Yeep! locker.
The smart lockers, supplied by kernTerminal, are battery powered, require no groundworks or wiring and can be easily installed within an hour. The lockers come in a range of sizes, offer 24/7 convenience, are safe, secure, vandal-proof, maintenance-free for the host and backed by dedicated support and service.
Noël Shapton, CEO and founding director at Yeep!, said, “I am thrilled to bring our pioneering parcel delivery solution to the UK. We’re going further and faster and have big ambitions to become the largest, most sustainable agnostic parcel locker network in the UK within a very few years.
“Our ambitious targets, together with our collaborative and partnership approach, will foster a sense of community and accessibility for all, and we forecast the increased adoption of lockers over home deliveries, which will help to save the planet and reduce business costs, too.”
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