An initial six-month pilot scheme will run until October, with parcel lockers initially located at nine locations, including Lidl stores in Castlereagh, Newtownards, Shore Road Belfast and Lisburn.
Customers will receive 24/7 contactless access to pick-up online deliveries at their convenience. A click & collect option will also be available via retailers’ store locators.
OOHPod CEO, John Tuohy, said: “We are so excited by this important milestone in the progress of OOHPod in the UK and Ireland. This trial in Northern Ireland allows us to further refine our OOH service offering in agnostic self-service parcel lockers. It’s fantastic that we are working with such prestigious partners as Yodel, a leading UK parcel carrier and their longstanding OOH PUDO partners PayPoint Collect+. All three companies are working closely together to deliver a successful trial which will lead to further expansion of our cooperation across the UK.”
Yodel’s out of home director, Liam Rogan added: “We are pleased to announce this trial of parcel lockers which is an exciting step for us as we look to grow our Out of Home offering. In recent years we have seen consumers demanding more convenient parcel deliveries. Our existing relationship with PayPoint provides customers with access to thousands of conveniently located stores across the UK. Their partnership with OOHPod, provides Yodel with access to a safe place for customers to collect at a time that suits them. The trial also enables us to provide a more sustainable service. By delivering parcels to a single location in an area we can reduce total mileage across our network as we look to achieve carbon neutrality by 2035.”
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