InPost launches parcel lockers in Malaysia
The first 140 machines this year
- Skynet and ISIS Logistic join InPost as logistics partners
- PETRONAS Stations’ Kedai Mesra and Tesco confirmed as location partners
- First stage of expansion includes the rollout of 140 the innovative InPost Automated Parcel Terminals across the Klang Valley in 2014
- Malaysian InPost parcel locker network expected to reach 350 terminals in 2016
August 4th 2014: The InPost parcel locker network continues its Asian expansion with the key partners in Malaysia. Skynet, a leading national courier company, will provide logistic services and the other key partner will be the rapidly developing ISIS Logistic, which will serve e-stores and e-commerce platforms
From November 2014, the innovative InPost parcel locker solution will allow Malaysian consumers to collect their online purchases from convenient locations 24/7. InPost Malaysia will be supported by a local partner Impressive Communications Sdn. Bhd. - a well-known and experienced IT solutions integrator. The rollout of the InPost parcel lockers will start with installations in Kuala Lumpur at PETRONAS Stations’ Kedai Mesra and at Tesco hypermarkets. The first stage will reach a total of 140 of the innovative automatic lockers deployed across the Klang Valley by the end of 2014. It is expected that the national network will reach 350 installed automated terminals by 2016 and will be available in such location as shopping malls, universities and residential areas/compounds.
“We are continuing to implement our strategy of the intensive expansion of the InPost parcel locker network in Asia. This region will soon be the world’s largest e-commerce market and we as the global leader in automated parcel networks have decided to make a strong commitment to the region. Malaysia is one of the seven ‘Asian Tigers’, and it is also a strategic market for further entry into South East Asia thanks to the market’s maturity and openness to innovation. Taken together, Malaysia and Singapore generate almost 50% of e-commerce sales in South East Asia despite barely representing 8% of its total population . Malaysia and the region represent a vital part with regard to the expansion of our international parcel locker network.”, says Rafal Brzoska, CEO of InPost.
“Cooperation with InPost Malaysia will extend our offer to include innovative forms of product delivery, this is essential in a dynamically expanding market like e-commerce. InPost parcel lockers will enable us to optimise the cost of delivery, especially for larger volume orders.”, commented Teo Bee Yap, Skynet Executive Director.
“We have great confidence in the success of InPost parcel lockers in Malaysia. We have finalised our primary partnerships in this market and all the major e-retailers are looking forward to integrating our network into their delivery options.”,says Christian Secci, Managing Director at InPost Malaysia.
The development of the InPost parcel lockers network in Asia and the Middle East North Africa (MENA) regions is well underway. In Hong Kong, InPost has established cooperation with CX Courier Ltd.- a leading Asian courier company- to implement 300 terminals by the end of 2016. The first terminals will be available as early as Q4 2014 and 150 are planned to launch in 2015. In the MENA region, InPost announced a joint venture with Aramex- the leading global provider of logistics and transportation solutions- ensuring consumers across the region and Africa access to automated parcel lockers for all e-commerce activities.
In Europe, the InPost parcel locker network continues its rapid expansion. Recently, InPost signed strategic agreements with Carrefour Italy, TNT Express Italy and with the leading Italian e-commerce platform- Banzai. Up to 1,000 InPost parcel lockers will be deployed in Italy by the end of 2015. Moreover, InPost confirmed cooperation with Transport for London (TfL) to locate InPost parcel lockers at parking near London Underground stations.
The InPost parcel locker network is the largest international network of automatic machines enabling the dispatch and collection of parcels 24/7, with ease and from convenient locations. The network ensures the highest quality logistics for online purchases. ‘Tailor-made’ InPost solutions can already be found on 21 international markets: Saudi Arabia, Australia, Chile, Great Britain, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, France, Latvia, Lithuania, Ukraine, Estonia, Poland, Russia, Cyprus, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Columbia, Costa Rica, El Salvador and Guatemala. There are currently over 3,500 parcel locker units based on InPost’s technology located worldwide.
InPost parcel lockers have won multiple industry awards globally. The high quality and innovativeness of the InPost solution was recognised at the ‘World Mail Awards 2013’. The company also won the ‘Customer Service’ category, beating other operators including Singapore Post and LibanPost.
The latest product from InPost and NCR Corp., the 5th generation Modular parcel locker, has been awarded ‘Innovation of the Year’ in the prestigious Postal Technology International Awards.
In the UK, InPost parcel lockers was awarded the ‘The Delivery Excellence Award 2014’ in the ‘Best Carrier Contribution to Delivery Innovation’ category.