Lidl trialing Cubee lockers for grocery orders in three Belgian cities
Retailer Lidl has installed three new parcel locker terminals for online grocery orders in the Belgian cities of Evere, Hamme and Ekeren. According to local sources, Lidl will be running a year-long test for the new facilities and it will be offering a 20% discount on fruit and vegetables to promote the locker service.
“We’ve chosen a simple, fast and efficient delivery method,” Lidl Belgium spokeswoman Isabelle Colbrandt was quoted as saying.
“After the order has been submitted to lidl-shop.be, the customer receives an order number by email. After that, the shopper has only to present the code at the pick-up point.”
Each terminal incorporates 58 individual lockers of various sizes. Orders can be collected during the stores’ opening hours. The cost is €2.99 per delivery.
Lidl is using the Cubee locker system. Cubee is a joint venture between the Belgian postal operator bpost and the Dutch company de Buren. As previously reported by Post&Parcel, Cubee is a carrier and retailer-agnostic “open network” – so customers can use the lockers at the Lidl stores to send or receive packages from other retailers.