InPost, a provider of automated parcel machines (APM), has announced the expansion of its partnership with supermarket giant Morrisons.
Morrisons is already InPost’s longest standing supermarket partner, hosting over 290 lockers across the UK since 2014. Now that figure is set to rise to approximately 390 by the end of January, ensuring that nearly 80% of all Morrisons stores in the UK host a locker as an additional service.
Prominent new locations span the breadth of the UK, including Croydon, Bradford, Glastonbury, Dumfries and Newport. It means that Morrisons customers – of which the supermarket sees nine million people through its doors every week – have more opportunities to send, collect and return parcels while doing their grocery shopping.
The collaboration said this announcement highlights the increasing interest and benefit of ‘trip-twinning’, ensuring that Morrisons customers can get the most out of their visit to the supermarket, enhancing their experience to provide services that work together seamlessly. Importantly, the installations will be in place to support a busy January when many people may be looking to return items after the festive period.
In addition to the new parcel lockers, several of InPost’s existing lockers will be extended so that they can cater to high customer demand, reflecting the success of the partnership over the past eight years.
Jamie Winter, procurement director at Morrisons, said: “At Morrisons, we always put our customers first, and are constantly looking for ways to make their lives easier. InPost parcel lockers provide them with the ultimate convenience by allowing them to pick up and return their parcels while they’re visiting our stores — instead of having to go out of their way.
“Increasing the number of lockers available at our stores enables us to serve our communities even further, particularly in the run up to the busy Christmas period, as well as heading into the New Year.”