Instabox acquires Red Je Pakketje
Instabox, a Swedish company that offers same-day delivery through its network of lockers, has acquired Red Je Pakketje. This is a Dutch company known for its same-day delivery with short time slots and sustainable transport.
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With the acquisition of Red Je Pakketje, Instabox will officially enter the Dutch market. It is unknown how much money is involved with the acquisition, but it’s clear that the purchase happens shortly after Instabox announced it raised 75 million euros earlier this year.
2,000 to 3,000 parcel lockers in the Netherlands
In the Netherlands, Red Je Pakketje claims to be the market leader when it comes to same-day deliveries. Instabox on the other hand is well-known in Scandinavia for its network of parcel lockers. That what it wants to do in the Netherlands as well. In the next two years, between 2,000 and 3,000 parcel locker locations should arise across the country.
The Dutch are still lagging behind on parcel lockers.
Instabox wants to invest heavily in Red Je Pakketje
Last month, research showed that the Netherlands are still lagging behind when it comes to pick-up/drop-off points. Instabox thinks they can change this and thus wants to invest heavily in the newly acquired Red Je Pakketje.
Red Je Pakketje, founded in 2015, never made any profit, but that’s about to change. In only a few weeks, the first red walls of parcel lockers will open in the Netherlands. The first deliveries for end customers will take place probably next month.