PostNord works continuously to make everyday life easier for everyone who lives and works in the Nordic region. And a part of this involves providing convenient delivery options. The Group’s objective is to have more than 12,500 of its own parcel boxes in the Nordic region before the end of 2022 – with investments in additional parcel boxes planned for 2023.
The number of e-commerce consumers is rising steadily throughout the Nordic region, so a convenient, versatile delivery set-up is crucial. The opportunity to collect what you have purchased from a parcel box that is available 24/7, week in and week out, and which is located close to where you live, work or pass by almost every day, is a highly appreciated supplement to home and service point deliveries.
“We’re convinced that this form of delivery is set to become increasingly popular as more and more people discover the benefits of e-commerce, and more parcels are sent by mail. We at PostNord consider it only natural to strive to live up to consumer demands for flexibility and convenience. That’s why we’re ramping up the pace of development and investing heavily in expanding our own network of parcel boxes in the Nordic region,” explains Annemarie Gardshol, CEO of the PostNord Group.
As a part of its expansive strategy, PostNord has now acquired SwipBox’s share of the Danish Nærboks network of parcel boxes. Nærboks was originally launched by PostNord and SwipBox in 2019 and encompasses fully 2,550 parcel boxes in Denmark. Through today’s acquisition, PostNord has become the sole owner.
The boxes have become particularly popular in the wake of the pandemic, as they allow deliveries to be made without any physical contact at all. PostNord’s goal is to have more than 12,500 of its own parcel boxes in the Nordic region before the end of 2022 and is already planning to invest in additional parcel boxes in 2023.
Consumers can already choose a parcel box as the delivery option in the checkout phase where boxes are already available in the immediate area. The parcel boxes can easily be set up outdoors and need neither electricity supply nor any other connection.
“We evaluate appropriate locations to ensure that the parcel boxes are installed in the most convenient place for parcel recipients; we also take into account aspects such as sustainability and the working environment for PostNord employees. Once the boxes are installed, this delivery option is added to the e-retailers’ checkout phase,” says Annemarie Gardshol.
Facts and figures
Consumer information about the parcel boxes is published online on the local PostNord websites: