Shipping a package to a parcel locker by courier
Automated parcel lockers allow you to decide when and where to collect or send your packages from. Working as an improved alternative to P.O. boxes, parcel lockers can be used both by Post Offices and couriers. Moreover, the global network of parcel locker systems is the best solution for busy people who don’t have the time to wait for deliveries or collections but still wish to ship a package by courier. You can pick up or send small packages via the network of automated parcel lockers that works globally.
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What is an automated parcel locker system and how does it work?
An automated parcel locker, 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.
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, investing in autonomous parcel locker systems will reduce their delivery costs, enable them to reach more customers and increase their performance.
For online businesses, using parcel locker systems mean more flexibility, less unsuccessful deliveries and happier final customers.
What are the advantages of using a parcel locker system?
While post offices or parcel shops are open for a limited number of hours per day, you can pick up your package in a parcel locker at any time, night or day.
Instead of arranging several attempts of delivery or having to drive to the next town to receive your package, an automated parcel locker service enables you to find the nearest package locker and pick up your parcel at any hour.
Parcel lockers are usually extremely sturdy and safe and even include a video surveillance system. You will be the only holder of your own key or card to access your deliveries.
By having your package stored in a parcel locker you won’t have to pay any extra fees and you will be able to pick up your parcel for up to 48 hours (depending on the parcel locker system, packages might be available for pick up for a shorter or longer time).
Alternatives to shipping a package to a parcel locker
Standard shipping service: On Eurosender platform you can book a standard shipping service to send packages, parcels, suitcases, sports and duffle bags all over the world. Shipment requirements for a standard shipping service are:
- A maximum length of 175 cm;
- Length (in cm) + 2x width (in cm) + 2x height (in cm) < 300 cm;
- The maximum weight may differ according to the selected courier and the country.
The standard shipping service is Eurosender’s most frequently used service, which we recommend if you are looking for an affordable and reliable courier service. The door-to-door service will have the courier come and pick up your parcel during the day and deliver it to any given destination, including remote locations. Fill out the order tool on the top of the page and start shipping!
FAQ about shipping to a parcel locker by courier
How can I find parcel locker locations?
Shipping to a parcel locker per se is normally not an option as the courier always requires a delivery address. However, if your area is served by a parcel locker, in case no one will be present at the address during the delivery, the courier will most probably 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, etc.
What are some frequent problems when shipping a package and how to solve them?
In most cases, people won’t be shipping directly 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.
An apartment may have multiple doors, multiple letterboxes, or a bell with no name. If the details on the shipping label are not complete or wrong, delivery will not take place.
The entrance to your building may be surveyed by a receptionist or there may be an obstacle limiting the access. In case there will be someone in the lobby, inform them that you are waiting for a delivery.
In case the name on the doorbell does not match. Avoid this by putting down the name on the doorbell in brackets when you fill out our form. You can additionally explain this in the comment field.
Your plans can change for various reasons and you can’t always predict this. But when you know beforehand it might be a better idea to ship your package to a nearby parcel locker. This way you’ll know for sure that your items are stored in perfect condition.
Is shipping to a parcel locker possible through Eurosender?
Eurosender’s core service is door-to-door shipping. As soon as you have booked and ordered with us, we will contact the selected courier company to deliver your order. The courier driver will come to pick up the parcel at your door, which will be then taken to a hub where all parcels are consolidated and sent to their final destinations.
We hope that this article has shed some light on shipping to a parcel locker. If you have any other questions regarding parcel locker services or about Eurosender, do not hesitate to contact us!