Jersey Post has begun a three month trial of parcel lockers at the island’s General Hospital.
As reported by eDelivery in December 2014, the Channel Islands-based parcels and delivery business is rolling out a series of alternative collection options. The bank of eight lockers is intended to meet the needs of shift workers at the hospital, and is accessible via PIN 24/7.
Helen O’Shea, managing director of the General Hospital, said: “Health and Social Services are pleased to be assisting Jersey Post with the trial of the secure locker scheme. The lockers are conveniently located at the hospital and will be especially welcomed by our staff who work shifts as their parcels can be collected at a time to suit them.”
Produced in partnership with ByBox, the lockers come in different sizes to accommodate all types of packages, and each locker has its own secure door that can only be unlocked with a unique PIN code.
Jersey Post alerts customers to the arrival of parcels at the lockers, and issues a PIN, via email or text message. The banks of lockers can also be extended to incorporate chilled or frozen units that can be used to store perishable items for customer collection.
Tim Brown, Jersey Post Chief Executive, said, “The locker banks are a major investment for us and help us raise the bar in terms of providing convenient, flexible alternative delivery options for those people who are unable to be at home to receive larger items of mail, or items that require a signature on delivery. The locker bank at the hospital will be the first in an all-island roll out that will take place over the rest of 2015 and also 2016.”
The lockers were officially opened by Senator Andrew Green, Jersey’s Health Minister and Tim Brown, Chief Executive of Jersey Post.