Allegro has unveiled its first environmentally friendly parcel lockers in Poland and plans to expand the network during the summer, with customers able to collect their first parcels from new lockers this autumn.
The first Allegro parcel locker was set up at Nowy Rynek in Poznań, near Allegro’s new headquarters. The other three machines are in Rejewskiego, Kabacki Dukt and Romera Street in Warsaw.
“Our parcel lockers will be powered by renewable energy sources and provided with air quality sensors, and we’re going to publicly share our metrics,” said Marta Mikliszańska, head of public affairs and sustainability at Allegro. “Noise and visual pollution are also our key considerations. Wherever possible, the front side of the machine will be covered with 10m2 plant walls. We’ll also work with local governments to select locations where we’ll invest in green walls on buildings. This year alone, we’ll create about 21,000m2 of green space.”
Currently, as many as 80% of all parcels ordered on Allegro reach customers within one to two days and are delivered to 31,000 locations that make up Poland’s largest network of pick-up points. With the growing number of buyers and their increased shopping frequency, Allegro is investing in its own logistics solutions with the launch of Allegro Punkty pick-up points at 600 Kolporter stores. In the second half of the year, the company is also planning to launch Allegro Fulfilment, allowing merchants to ship products from the Allegro warehouse near Warsaw.
“We went ahead with our previously announced plan to build a network of own Allegro pick-up points and parcel lockers. We’ve already ‘planted’ the first machines in Poznań and Warsaw, with more to be set up in the next few days in Łódź, Toruń and Wrocław. Allegro parcel lockers will be added to delivery methods on our platform once the necessary density is reached in those cities, which is expected this autumn. According to our schedule, we will have launched 1,500 automated lockers by December and plan for much more ahead,” said Grzegorz Czapski, business development officer at Allegro.
“In addition to such standard aspects as the location safety and proximity to customers, we have taken into account environmental considerations, how the equipment integrates into the surroundings, and made sure these can be easily used by people with disabilities.”