TORONTO, Ont. — TransForce’s Canpar Courier subsidiary has inked a deal with InPost 24/7 to improve convenience for customers who aren’t home to receive their shipments.
Rather than visiting a Canpar warehouse to pick up their package, customers will be able to retrieve it from a locally located automated parcel locker.
A pilot program launched in September included 80 InPost lockers within the Greater Toronto Area. The company expects to add 200 locations in the GTA by the end of this year and another 1,000 across Canada in 2016.
“By including the InPost Locker network as a parcel pick-up point for Canpar customers we can now offer a more flexible solution to those who miss a parcel delivery,” said Laurie Speed-Stoneburgh, vice-president, sales and customer service with Canpar. “The option to pick up at a conveniently located locker has been very well received by our customers in the GTA providing the ultimate flexibility to retrieve their items when and where they want.”
Studies have shown that half of households are empty during working hours and 40% of consumers are more likely to shop online when locker delivery is offered, Canpar says.
InPost 24/7 Lockers are placed in high traffic locations to provide 24/7 access to customers picking up parcels.