InPost are expanding its network of parcel locker terminals in the Ukraine.
By the end of the month InPost will have installed new automated parcel collection and drop off points in over 16 locations in the Ukrainian capital, Kiev. Kiev will now hold a total of 40 machines due to this expansion.
The “easyPack” machines, will allow customers to have more flexibility when shopping online as it will allow them to collect their parcels from the lockers out of working hours. Easy Pack machines are being deployed at various supermarket outlets. To improve e-commerce convenience further InPost said it would be working with cosmetic retailers Avon and Oriflame among others.
The country has a population of about 45m. The Polish company said it believed the e-commerce market in Ukraine was predicted to grow as much as $1bn, this would provide good opportunity for the lockers. In 2014 the volume in their exciting lockers in Kiev grew by 1400%.
Waldemar Brzoska, the chief executive of Integer and InPost in Ukraine, said that despite the difficult political situation in the country, the e-commerce market was still growing rapidly. “We’re extremely pleased at the initial volume growth being supported by our terminals,” he said. “We’re seeing the growing potential of e-stores here, and the recognition of the need for alternative delivery services to the traditional postal and courier services. “That is why InPost easyPack machines are enjoying increasing popularity, and we expect that with the expansion of our network in this country, they will increase their market share in the e-commerce logistics sector.”
InPost UK provide solutions for ecommerce, p2p, returns solutions and provide an injection solution for the likes of ParcelWorks, an UK international carrier network. InPost currently claim to have 4,000 parcel lockers worldwide with plans to deploy a further 6,000.