Teleporting E-Commerce – Parcel Lockers and Instant Fulfilment

Teleporting E-Commerce – Parcel Lockers and Instant Fulfilment

Catalin Maftei, founder and CEO of C-Solution, joins me to discuss an innovative approach to parcel lockers:

  • How a payment solutions provider became a parcel delivery company
  • The link between delivery failure and refunds
  • How niche online businesses grow from marketplaces to becoming standalone e-commerce merchants
  • How small business growth is powering Romanian e-commerce
  • Cross-border e-commerce in the region
  • How C-Solution set up a parcel locker network, including:
  • Site selection
  • Proximity
  • Commercial vs residential lockers
  • Temperature control considerations
  • Indoors vs outdoors
  • A unique parcel locker offering: lockers in a container! (See main photo above.)
  • Usage rates for the new parcel lockers
  • A carrier neutral (open) parcel locker network – even allowing merchants to directly deliver to the lockers
  • Some innovations in click-and-collect
  • Savings made by Decathlon by implementing in-store click-and-collect lockers
  • Teleportation! How parcel lockers are used for instant fulfilment
  • Selecting the right products for teleportation
  • Parcel lockers in residential buildings

Listen to the podcast by clicking on the play button on the audio player above (may take a few seconds to load and start playing). You can also listen (and subscribe) to the podcast via Google Podcasts, iTunes, and Spotify.

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