Belgian postal operator bpost has added its 3,000th Pick-up Point to its network, with plans to expand this to 4,000 by 2030.
bpost has been building a hybrid network of Pick-up Points since 2014. The current network comprises 656 post offices, 654 post points, 879 parcel points and 811 parcel locker locations. The geographical spread of the network ensures there is a Pick-up Point no more than six minutes away by foot, bike or car, to everyone in Belgium.
Jos Donvil, CEO bpost Belgium, said, “This network is designed to be close to everyone. Customers are able to register a back-up delivery location when they are not home, preferably a safe place close-by. Delivery to a Pick-up Point is also preferable to home delivery in terms of sustainability. That is because parcel deliveries can be combined, so our postwomen and men spend less time behind the wheel on the road.”
As well as proximity and convenience, customers who choose Pick-up Points also favor sustainability. According to bpost, the carbon emissions associated with deliveries to Pick-up Points are 30% lower on average than home deliveries.