Automated parcel lockers allow you to decide when and where to collect or send your packages from. An improved alternative to P.O. boxes, parcel lockers can be used both by Post Offices and couriers. Perfect for busy people who don’t have the time to wait for deliveries or collections but still wish to ship a package by courier. Find out how you can use them and what alternatives you can use with Eurosender.
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An automated parcel locker system, or delivery locker, is an autonomous storage container that allows shipping and receiving packages at any hour of any day. Through unique codes, users can access parcel lockers to manage their package deliveries and collections however they prefer.
Automated parcel locker systems are the best option for:
Individuals can pick up their packages according to their availability once it is delivered to the nearest automated parcel locker.
For logistics companies, automated parcel locker systems will reduce their delivery costs, enable them to reach more customers and increase their performance.
For online businesses, using automated parcel locker systems mean more flexibility, less unsuccessful deliveries and happier final customers.
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Shipping a package directly to a parcel locker is normally not an option as the courier always requires a delivery address. However, if your area is served by a parcel locker, and if no one will be present at the address during the delivery, the courier will most likely leave your goods at the parcel locker. At Eurosender, we work together with both international courier companies such as DB Schenker, DPD and GLS as well as local couriers like BRT and SEUR. Hereunder we have listed links to their webpages so you will be able to find their parcel locker locations:
Examples of places where you might see parcel lockers: public spaces, supermarkets, train stations, petrol stations, etc.
In most cases, people won’t be shipping directly packages to a parcel locker, but they will send a package to someone. A parcel locker is a cost-efficient way for the last mile delivery, getting the parcel to or from the customer. So, when the courier is unable to deliver a parcel to your door, he might put your parcel into a parcel locker. Below, you will find some of the most common issues when shipping abroad and what can you do in order to prevent these issues from happening.
As automated parcel lockers are intended for parcels and packages, they may not be suitable for larger deliveries. Generally, parcel lockers come in a few different sizes to suit different sized packages.
As with any courier delivery, you should first check to make sure the item you wish to receive to the parcel locker is not restricted or forbidden by the courier company.