InPost to install Parcel Lockers in the first Village.Services project with Mercialys in Clermont-Ferrand, France
Paris, 17 November 2014 – InPost, the global leader in intelligent automated parcel machines for e-commerce deliveries, reveals the installation of its first Parcel Locker at Village.Services, the joint service by Mercialys, in Clermond-Ferrand.
Village.Services, a new business concept by Mercialys, is where one of the first 50 InPost Parcel Lockers in France will be located. The partnership enables customers to shop on-line and then collect their purchases from their preferred InPost Parcel Locker conveniently located in the commercial concept district of Mercialys.
The launch of the inaugural InPost Parcel Locker in France will take place on November 18th and is a successive step in the development of this service, offered to French e-shoppers by the global leader of 24/7 send, collect and return parcel services for online shoppers and e-retailers.
With almost 50 services provided to meet the needs of the public, including Parcel Lockers, the Village.Services concept of Clermont-Ferrand will, from November 18th, offer a totally new shopping experience.
Olivier Binet, CEO of InPost France, comments: “The installation of our first Parcel Lockers at the premises of Village.Services in partnership with Mercialys is especially symbolic with regard to our constant engagement in rediscovering shopping experience together with the key players of the retail and distribution sector”
Revolution in deliveries, successful challenge for InPost Parcel Lockers
How does it work?
Shop online and select InPost Parcel Lockers as the delivery option at the checkout. Once the parcel arrives at the chosen locker, the consumer receives a QR code and PIN via SMS and e-mail as well as directions and precise location details of the chosen locker.
No more queues, no more missed deliveries, just simple, secure parcel collecting and returns in seconds, any time of the day or night, thanks to InPost automated parcel lockers.
France, a key market
InPost is installing its innovative Parcel Lockers across the major cities and urban areas of France and the capital region of Île-de-France as well as establishing partnerships with the country’s major online retailers and household names.
There are strategic locations aligned to InPost’s plan to gain a significant presence across the French territory as well as to provide consumers with a simple, safe and secure delivery option. With the objective of having 2.500 Parcel Lockers installed in France by 2016, InPost positions themselves as the sector leader in terms of innovation.
InPost is one of Europe’s largest private post offices with over 10.000 employees with its innovative technology already present in 22 countries. The InPost parcel locker network is the world’s most extensive of its kind and continues to expand exponentially within existing and into new markets. InPost’s success is underpinned by innovation in business solutions and technology, a fact recognised by numerous awards for the InPost parcel locker solution including, the ‘World Mail Awards 2013’, ‘Retail Innovation of the Year’ (2013), ‘Delivery Innovation Excellence UK’ and Post Expo ‘Supplier of the Year’ (2014).