Parcel stations: the municipality of Winsen relies on the ParcelLock system
Gunnar Anger, Managing Director of ParcelLock GmbH based in Hamburg, explains: “We are delighted that Winsen (Luhe) is relying on our supplier-open system. Cities and municipalities in particular have to create structural prerequisites in order to counter the online boom, to achieve climate protection goals and at the same time to support stationary trade / delivery services and thus also the revitalization of inner cities. “The Lower Saxony municipality is one of the first in Lower Saxony to join the successful in Hamburg ParcelLock system (Hamburg Box) breaks new ground and supports the establishment of a comprehensive, versatile IT / technology solution in the area of parcel logistics of the last mile, also for local retailers.
“We were particularly impressed by the multifunctionality of the ParcelLock system. Through the open system, we contribute to bundling parcel volumes and better quality of life through synergies, save resources and support retailers through the direct delivery function, the use of the parcel stations as transfer points and the linking of online and offline activities with this free 24/7 consumer service. Even larger companies can equip their technicians 24/7 through a connection to the parcel stations and thus work much more efficiently ”, says Mayor André Wiese from Winsen (Luhe) about the extensive usage options.
Stationary dealers can deliver orders directly
The two public parcel stations of the 35,000-inhabitant community are located at the two hotspots of the city, Bahnhofsplatz 2, 21423 Winsen (Luhe), which is heavily frequented by Hamburg / Lüneburg commuters, and Eckermannstrasse, which is just as easily accessible. 1, 21423 Winsen (Luhe). With these two inner-city points, the stationary retailers have very good opportunities for the numerous commuters from Winsen (Luhe) to deliver orders directly during the week and to have them picked up by the Winsen people 24/7 even after business hours.
The parcel stations with the ParcelLock system are also a ray of hope for Markus Trettin, from the city marketing and economic development department in Winsen (Luhe). “During the last year in particular, we have all become particularly aware of the importance and the dilemma of a stationary retail presence and the need to build bridges for online and offline solutions. Inner cities cannot do without that certain flair of a stroll through town, visits to cafés and the like. At the same time, however, consumers place special demands on today’s mobility and flexibility – around the clock. Against this background, we are particularly pleased to be able to offer citizens, dealers and businesses this multifunctional solution from the ‘Winsen Depot’ parcel station ”.
The ParcelLock GmbH With its software solution for the last mile, it offers parcel service providers as well as local dealers and delivery services contact-free delivery options in parcel stations – in contrast to the stand-alone solutions from competitors. ParcelLock GmbH was founded in 2016 by the parcel service providers DPD, GLS and Hermes. The provider-open system for parcel boxes and systems is open to all parcel service providers and couriers. (sg)
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