SingPost introduces Singapore’s first islandwide open parcel locker service
Singapore Post (SingPost) has introduced Singapore’s first islandwide open parcel locker service. Called Rent-a-POP, the new service means that retailers and consumers can now rent a SingPost POPStation locker to deliver their parcels 24/7.
Effectively, this means that SingPost is opening up the POPStation network to third parties, and it expects that it will be particularly appealing to marketplace sellers and blogshop owners.
Users can rent from about 140 POPStations locations in Singapore, including commercial and neighbourhood areas such as HDB shopping complexes, community centres and clubs, post offices, and tertiary institutions.
Lim Ann Nee, Senior Vice President, SP Parcels, SingPost, commented: “Rent-a-POP continues to revolutionise last mile delivery for the growing eCommerce industry. SingPost is the first in Singapore to offer an islandwide open parcel locker service. Since the inception of POPStation, we have seen how smart lockers have given retailers and consumers parcel delivery flexibility that caters to today’s busy lifestyles. We welcome the Singapore government’s federated locker system initiative to ease last mile delivery challenges for small parcels.”
“Opening up our POPStation for rent encourages the development of a sharing economy. We optimise our resources as parcels can be delivered by retailers and consumers to a rented POPStation at their convenience. Recipients can collect their parcels easily near their homes or offices.”
Prior to today’s launch of Rent-a-POP, SingPost ran a one-month trial with online marketplaces and blogshops. During the trial, about 50% of these parcels were delivered outside of office hours . There was a 100% collection rate, with almost 90% of the parcels being collected the next day.
The rates for Rent-a-POP are dependent on the size of the POPStation lockers (there are three sizes available) and the number of rental days. More details for Rent-a-POP are in this link: https://www.mypopstation.com/rentapop.