DPD, GLS and Hermes launch parcel locker company ParcelLock
DPD, GLS and Hermes are about to launch a parcel locker company, but have changed the name of their joint venture company. Previously called Unibox, the carrier-neutral parcel boxes now will launch under the brand name ParcelLock. At first UPS was also involved in the development of the parcel lockers, but the courier company is now no longer mentioned.
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But ParcelLock is open to all parcel companies, so UPS could also make use of this new system if they want to. The German website Paket.da found out – by looking at the source code of the webpage – that the exact launch date of ParcelLock is October 6. It is still unknown whether consumers will be able to buy the boxes from that day on.
In October, the joint venture company will further explain the details and how consumers and service providers may benefit from the new parcel locker. Paket.da thinks the Hermes, DPS and GLS project won’t start selling lockers during the Christmas shopping season, it rather expects sales starting in the beginning of 2016.
The open system that can be used by all parcel delivery companies will be led by Dirk Reiche. He has been named as the managing director of the Frankfurt-based company.