Instabox enters Germany
Parcel delivery service Instabox will enter Germany in early 2022. It’s the Swedish company’s latest expansion across Europe. The company is active in Sweden, Denmark, Norway, the Netherlands and now also Germany.
Network of parcel lockers
Instabox offers same-day delivery through its network of lockers. According to the company, it has a year on year annual growth of 300 percent. Between 2019 and 2020, its revenue grew from 6 to 24 million euros.
Within the Netherlands, Instabox became a strong player within the sector after it acquired Red Je Pakketje. It will place 3.000 of its automated parcel lockers in the next two years. As the company is already active in Sweden, Denmark, and Norway as well, it claims to serve millions of customers in those markets.
‘Major step for Instabox’
The parcel deliverer is well-known for its automated parcel lockers and green home deliveries. “Launching in Germany is a major step for Instabox. The way we combine environmental consciousness with an effortless and speedy customer experience is something completely new on the parcel delivery market”, says Alexis Priftis, Founder and CEO of Instabox.
‘The first terminals will be located in Berlin and Dusseldorf.’
The launch in Germany is planned for early 2022. Instabox will initially operate in the wider Berlin area, Hamburg, and the North Rhine-Westphalia region. The first terminals will be launched in Berlin and Dusseldorf, but Instabox is planning to expand rapidly in Germany. It wants to open more terminals quickly during 2022 to ensure a broader geographical coverage.
“Germany is a great fit for us. There are cultural and geographical proximities we can benefit from. People in Germany share our passion for sustainability, and our service in Germany will be 100 percent fossil-free which will be unique in the market. The ecommerce industry is steadily growing, but in terms of delivery options, customers have been offered the long waiting time and home deliveries during day time that traditional players offer.”
‘People in Germany share our passion for sustainability.’
Instabox also has contracts with some well-known ecommerce partners such as Amazon, H&M, Ikea, De Bijenkorf and more. The company is planning to do the same in its newest market. “We already have several contracts in place with leading online retailers in Germany, and I’m sure that our service will be appreciated by merchants, location partners, and consumers alike”.