- Integrating MetaPack’s ecommerce solution with InPost’s leading UK automated click and collect locker provider enables UK retail brands to offer more flexible click and collect delivery services
- Consumers benefit from InPost’s 24/7 parcel lockers with a much wider range of retailers through the MetaPack partnership
- Agreement will provide retailers and customers with over 1,000 InPost lockers, the biggest network of its kind in the UK
MetaPack’s technology helps retail brands simplify the management of delivery services and easily roll out innovative new delivery options, such as Sunday service, same day delivery and click and collect.
InPost’s automated parcel delivery service will be brought onto MetaPack’s Dynamic Delivery Options platform. This enables retailers to allow their consumers to customise, in real time, deliveries based on time of the day, product and delivery location including secure pick-up locations and more convenient click and collect services.
By bringing on board InPost's best-in-class delivery service, MetaPack will enable its retail customers to offer delivery options based on InPost’s growing network of parcel collection points in the UK.
With over 1,000 collection points in the UK, InPost offers retailers and online shoppers the opportunity to send, receive and return goods at any time and any day of the year. The service has been growing rapidly in the past 18 months with new collection points emerging at London Underground stations and store chains such as Morrisons and Toys R Us.
“MetaPack is totally focused on how it can help retailers offer customers the choice and freedom they want when having their online purchases delivered. Click and collect is a great innovation and we’re pleased to play our part in making it easier for retailers to take advantage of InPost’s expanding network of lockers. We see huge potential for this delivery model alongside other alternatives such as Sunday service that will become available to retailers and their customers in coming months,” said Simon Croft, carrier account director at MetaPack.
Michelle De Pasquale, commercial director at InPost, commented: “We offer flexibility both to consumers and also retailers who can’t necessarily use their stores to provide better delivery options and more convenience available 24/7. Our service, combined with MetaPack’s delivery management platform, will enable us to drive the growth of click and collect in the UK and ultimately help retailers ensure better customer experience.
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About InPost UK
InPost is the largest global operator of a parcel locker network operating 24/7 and offers UK consumers a unique delivery service. After opening its first locker in April 2013, the company has celebrated rapid expansion with over 1,000 locations throughout the country and has recently partnered with Morrisons, Toys R Us and TfL. With its unique fully automated, 24/7 ‘click and collect’ service, InPost owns the largest network of lockers of its kind in the UK and is set to achieve its target of 2,000 live sites by 2016.
About InPost International
InPost is the world’s largest private post office, with over 10,000 employees. Its innovative technology is currently present in 21 countries. InPost already operates the world’s most extensive network of parcel lockers but the network continues to expand exponentially within existing and into new markets. InPost’s success is underpinned by innovation in business solutions and technology, a fact recognised by numerous awards for the InPost parcel locker solution including, the ‘World Mail Awards’ (2013), ‘Retail Innovation of the Year’ (2013) and ‘Delivery Innovation Excellence UK’ (2014).
Founded in 1999, the MetaPack Group provides eCommerce and multi-channel delivery technology to leading retailers. MetaPack's highly configurable platform looks after the customer delivery experience generating consumer trust and loyalty. The software connects shippers with parcel carriers, as well as a wide range of alternative delivery, collection and returns services. For more information, visit www.metapack.com