Tesco is to roll out InPost lockers at its large-format stores by the end of November. The rollout will see the lockers introduced in up to 500 locations.
The lockers will allow customers to collect online orders or send parcels. Customers will also be able to drop off returns, using InPost’s paperless Instant Returns service. The locker rollout will mean that Tesco customers can ‘trip-twin’ and save time by combining collecting, sending or returning parcels with their regular grocery shop.
More than 200 lockers are already installed, with the supermarket chain opting to go straight to a national rollout, rather than a pilot scheme.
Once the InPost APM network is fully operational across all of the planned Tesco locations, it has the potential to eliminate 250,000 last mile deliveries, reducing carbon emissions by up to 70% per parcel versus home delivery.
Jason Tavaria, CEO at InPost UK, said: “We’re incredibly proud to provide Tesco shoppers across the country with the most convenient way to collect parcels and make returns. Very soon they’ll also be able to enjoy our enhanced service for posting items, making it even easier to skip the queues and send parcels using lockers.”
InPost now has around 2,500 automated parcel machines in the UK, with ambitions for around 3,000 APMs by the end of 2021 and over 10,000 by 2024.