InPost: new lockers to meet the “explosion in demand by UK consumers”
InPost, the out-of-home and e-commerce delivery has announced the deployment of its 2,000th Automated Parcel Machine in the UK in addition to three new executive hires.
InPost has seen its locker coverage in the UK almost double over the last six months, with around 900 locker units installed so far in 2021, giving InPost approximately 140,000 individual locker compartments for consumers to collect and return their orders.
InPost aims to have one of the largest automated parcel networks in the UK, with ambitions for over 10,000 locker units to be in operation by 2024.
The business has also announced a trio of new hires to the UK executive team. Jonathan Sheard has joined InPost as Business Development Director, Mathew Munro as Product and Marketing Director and Richard Cooper as Logistics Director.
Jonathan Sheard joins from Klarna, where he was part of Klarna’s initial UK launch team as Director of Enterprise Sales for the UK. Mathew Munro joins after working as Chief Product Officer at New York based tech firm Conversocial. Richard Cooper has held recent senior logistics positions at Capita, Vodafone and Amazon.
Jason Tavaria, CEO of InPost UK said: “We are incredibly proud to have installed our 2,000th locker in the UK on the back of an explosion in demand by UK consumers, who want the convenience of 24/7, self-service collection or returns of goods via lockers. Shoppers are fed up of waiting in all day for a delivery or queuing up to return an item. Given the strong UK network and landlord relationships InPost has developed, we feel we are in a prime place to take advantage of this.”
He continued: “I’m also very pleased to welcome the quality new additions to our senior UK team. We have doubled our executive headcount over the last twelve months and these new hires will help steer us on the next phase of hyper-growth.”
InPost was founded in Poland in 2006, where two thirds of online shoppers use lockers. In January 2021, it successfully completed its listing on Euronext Amsterdam, Europe’s largest technology IPO.