PostNL extends parcel and letter machine pilot
PostNL has expanded its testing of parcel and letter machines to the city of Breda.
This is an extension of the tests already taking place in Almere, Tilburg and at a number of locations in Limburg.
In a statement issued yesterday (4 January), PostNL said it “wants to gain more insight into the choices made when receiving and sending parcels on a larger scale, as the rise of online shopping has seen a considerable increase in parcel traffic”.
PostNL started the tests a year ago with 15 machines located in various Almere neighborhoods. Six months later, six new machines were placed in rural areas in Limburg. Machines were installed at 12 locations in Tilburg in November.
In its statement yesterday, PostNL said that seven new machines will be added “soon” in Almere and the programme will be extended to “other cities in the Netherlands in early 2018”.
The Parcel and letter machines consist of a dual slot letterbox and several parcel lockers in various sizes. They can be used to send and pick up parcels, but also function as a letterbox.