InPost announces partnership with Repsol Italy

InPost announces partnership with Repsol Italy

Inpost – the e-commerce facilitator and provider of automated parcel machines – has announced a partnership with the Italian-Spanish Repsol, owner of a petrol station network covering 29 countries, for the installation of InPost parcel lockers in Italy. The agreement will extend the InPost solution to additional cities in Italy and strengthen the existing network in other major Italian cities. In total up to 1,000 InPost automated parcel machines will be deployed in Italy by the end of 2015. Since the beginning of 2014, the expansion of the InPost automated parcel machines network in Italy has continued to accelerate and the business plan for the territory has developed with it. Recently, InPost signed a strategic agreement with TNT Express Italy, resulting in TNT providing logistical services for InPost automated parcel machines in Italy. In addition, InPost cooperates with Banzai, the largest Italian e-commerce platform.

By the end of 2014, Italian e-shops sales are expected to grow by around 17% yoy, with an estimated turnover of €13.2 billion. Mobile e-commerce growth reached a heady €637 million in 2013 and a further 85% growth is expected in 2014, bringing the value of this channel to over 1 billion euro.[1]

The partnership with Repsol is a step further towards InPost’s primary objective to meet the needs of the Italian market. “The petrol stations are the locations with high user traffic and consequently satisfy the criteria of easy accessibility of the service, these are strategic necessities for the localisation of our terminals. We are pleased to have signed an agreement with another major global player and hope to develop synergies beyond the current national borders. This corresponds with our objective to increase our presence internationally.”, said Stefano Moni, CEO of InPost Italy.

In the UK, with over 1,000 collection points, InPost is the largest automated machines’ operator. The service has been growing rapidly in the past 18 months with new collection points emerging at London Underground stations, e-commerce and logistics partners like MetaPack or P4D, and store chains such as Morrisons and Toys R Us. Within two years, a planned 2,500 of these terminals will be provided also in France, with Colis-Privé confirmed as a logistics partner.

The development of the InPost automated parcel machines network in Asia and the Middle East North Africa (MENA) regions is well underway. In Hong Kong, InPost has established cooperation with CX Courier Ltd.- an Asian courier company- to implement 300 terminals by the end of 2016. From December 2014, the InPost parcel locker solution will be also available in Malaysia. It is expected that the national network will reach 350 terminals by 2016 and will be available in locations such as shopping malls, universities and residential areas/compounds. In the MENA region, InPost announced a joint venture with Aramex- provider of logistics and transportation solutions.

InPost solutions can be found on 22 international markets: Australia, Chile, Great Britain, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, France, Malaysia, Latvia, Lithuania, Ukraine, Estonia, Poland, Russia, Cyprus, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Saudi Arabia, Columbia, Costa Rica, El Salvador and Guatemala. There are currently over 3,500 automated parcel machines based on InPost’s technology located worldwide with plans to introduce a further 6,000 new terminals in Europe, Asia, Americas and MENA regions in the near future.

 


[1] Source: Observatory eCommerce B2c Netcomm – Politecnico of Milan

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