A1 has installed its first parcel lockers at a train station - and they’re not carrier-specific!
The A1 Paket Station lockers can be used by carriers GLS and DPD, as well as by local companies and private individuals.
Customers can access the lockers at Baden station 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
In addition to being an alternative delivery option for GLS and DPD, the lockers can be used on an ad hoc basis simply by paying a fee. Individuals and companies can rent a locker with the A1 Paket App and pay by credit card. Lockers will be free to rent until the end of the year, after which the fee will be €1 - €4, depending on the size of the locker required.
Sender and receiver receive a QR code for the opening the locker, either in the A1 package app or via SMS and e-mail to customers who haven’t registered for the app.
A1 lockers will be installed in other parts of Austria over the coming months.
“For our further rollout, we are open to additional cooperation with parcel logistics companies, tradesmen and sender companies.” - A1 CEO Marcus Grausam
A1 has already collaborated with Austrian Post to install parcel lockers in old public telephone booths.
“I’m a supporter of any carrier agnostic out of home solution. Bedroom districts tend to be more universal for B2C parcels but train stations can be a good addition to any network, especially for lower weight items or where a station is actually in or close to a bedroom district. Good luck to A1!” - Marek Różycki, Managing Partner, Last Mile Experts
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