U.K. grocer signs on with automated parcel locker operator

Morrisons will further develop its click-and-collect network with this deal

InPost, operator of a 24/7 parcel locker network, has signed on U.K. grocer Morrisons. It will provide automated parcel lockers at Morrisons sites to further develop a ‘click and collect’ network. There are now close to 1,000 collection InPost collection points across the U.K., since the company’s launch in April 2013. READ: Can technology solve out of stocks? Customers can place orders online from a range of different retailers, then they then pick up goods from a local InPost locker site, at a time that suits them. Andy Taylor, managing director at InPost, said in a report: “InPost has set very high targets for the U.K. over the next few years. We deliver an exceptionally high level of service to our e-commerce and retail client base, as well as to the end consumer and we are passionate about our offer. With parcel collection taking just seconds, InPost hopes to become the preferred option for delivery in the U.K.” GALLERY: Click-and-collect shopping around the world In Canada, Loblaw announced recently plans for click-and-collect grocery pickup at three locations in the Greater Toronto Area. Retailers are looking at ways to compete with e-commerce behemoth Amazon, as it ramps up its grocery delivery in the U.S. and Canada. Read full story here.

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