Can InPost revolutionize the US e-commerce in USA?
InPost, the global leader in Automated Parcel Machines, to exhibit at ‘Click & Collect Show USA’ 2015
- InPost to show US industry the benefits of joining the world’s most extensive click & collect parcel locker network
- InPost locker network already comprises over 4000 lockers On 5 continents and is expanding rapidly.
- USA Today/ OZY herald InPost CEO, Rafal Brzoska, as one of New Economy business leaders in Europe.
- InPost has the most advanced automated click and collect network in the world and has received accolades for innovation internationally.
March 31th: InPost is preparing to bring its dynamic global expansion closer to the US. At the largest ever ‘Click & Collect Show USA’ this April, InPost will demonstrate to the US industry why its e-commerce delivery solution enjoys exponential growth and soaring popularity with e-consumers worldwide. USA Today and OZY, the fastest growing technology blog in Silicon Valley, have already made the comparison between InPost CEO Rafal Brzoska and Jeff Bezos. Hardly surprising considering Mr Brzoska is the owner of the world’s largest automated click & collect network, the recipient of innumerable awards for innovation and leading a company that is revolutionizing logistics for e-commerce.
The US is one of the most valuable and sophisticated e-commerce markets in the world but lacks the delivery solution for e-commerce that it deserves. Fortunately, InPost provides a delivery service as innovative and effective as the e-commerce market it was designed for. Like Amazon Lockers, InPost Automated Parcel Machines (APMs) are self-service parcel lockers that overcome the many disadvantages of traditional courier and postal services. However, the InPost APM network is open to all e-commerce, retail and logistics players and is already the world’s most expansive and experienced provider- over 4,000 lockers are already operating on 5 continents, including: Canada, the UK, Australia, France, Italy and the United Arab Emirates.
This year’s ‘Click & Collect Show USA’ is the largest ever. The expo will be held at the Atlanta Convention Center at AmericasMart in Atlanta, GA from the 8-9th April, 2015. Amongst distinguished speakers, Tony Jasinski, Chief Executive Officer of InPost Canada, will present the seminar, ‘Simplify the future of delivery with 24/7 automated lockers’ at 2:30pm on April 8th. Attendees are also invited to join InPost at booth 407 to see for themselves why InPost represents the future for the industry.
One issue attendees are likely to be familiar with is the limitations of courier and postal services for the e-commerce sector. A perennial problem for courier services is the high rate of failed deliveries - recipients often aren’t at home addresses during working hours and workplaces are increasingly resistant to the flood of personal deliveries. The alternative- to leave packages on doorsteps- exposes buyers and sellers to rising problems of theft. Furthermore, like postal operators, couriers are blighted by the ‘last mile’ problem- the disproportionately expensive final stage of delivery. All of which make courier delivery inconvenient, inefficient and expensive. Click & collect points provide a partial solution but pick up times are still limited to their opening hours.
InPost Automated Parcel Machines are not subject to this problem - orders are delivered to a secure APM of a customer’s choice for self-service collection 24 hours a day/ 7 days a week. In fact, 58% of InPost parcels are collected outside of standard opening times. To use the service, e-customers simply select their most conveniently located APM when ordering and receive a notification from InPost via text message and email when their parcel is ready for collection. Customers can then pick up their securely held order at their leisure from the APM they selected.
While a courier can deliver 60-70 parcels a day, InPost APMs can supply ten times this number in the same period. One APM recently recorded 512 parcel deliveries in a single day - averaging more than one parcel collected every 3 minutes. This efficiency provides not just cost savings for customers but environmental benefits- reducing fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.
Therefore, it is hardly surprising that InPost APMs are enjoying such massive success globally. InPost now operates the UK’s largest click & collect network comprising over 1000 terminals at strategic locations such as underground stations and supermarket chains. 70% of Britons are currently no more than 5 minutes or 5 miles from their nearest InPost APM and the network will be even more convenient as the number of terminals rises to 1500 in 2015. In Poland, where InPost began, the current network of 1100 APMs will grow to 1500 in 2015, the Italian network to 1000 terminals in the same period, and the French network to 2,500 in the next two years. Elsewhere in Europe expansion is also underway with new countries being added to the network and numbers being increased in existing markets.
InPost’s development in Asia and the Middle East North Africa (MENA) regions is also progressing well. In Australia, Saudi Arabia, and Colombia InPost already provides terminals for the national postal operators. In fact, ‘tailor-made’ InPost solutions are currently operational on 5 continents, including such countries as: Australia, Chile, Great Britain, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, France, Latvia, Lithuania, Ukraine, Estonia, Poland, Russia, Cyprus, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Saudi Arabia and Columbia.
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