‘Private post office’ for e-commerce fulfilment announces partnerships in Malaysia
By Digital News Asia August 5, 2014
- Skynet and ISIS are logistics partners; Kedai Mesra and Tesco are location partners
- 140 InPost parcel lockers to be deployed across the Klang Valley in 2014
WARSAW Stock Exchange-listed InPost has announced partnerships that it said would from this month onwards allow Malaysian consumers to collect their online purchases from convenient locations on a 24/7 basis.
The partnerships are part of the company’s efforts to expand its parcel locker network in the Asian market.
Skynet will provide logistic services while ISIS Logistic will serve e-stores and e-commerce platforms, InPost said in a statement. It will be supported in Malaysia by IT solutions integrator Impressive Communications.
The rollout of the InPost parcel lockers will start with installations in Kuala Lumpur at Petronas Stations’ Kedai Mesra and at Tesco hypermarkets. A total of 140 of its automatic lockers will deployed across the Klang Valley by the end of 2014.
It is expected that the national network will reach 350 installed automated terminals by 2016 and will be available in such location as shopping malls, universities and residential areas, InPost said in its statement.
“We are continuing to implement our strategy of the intensive expansion of the InPost parcel locker network in Asia,” said its chief executive officer Rafal Brzoska (pic above).
“Malaysia is one of the seven ‘Asian Tigers’ and is also a strategic market for further entry into South-East Asia, thanks to the market’s maturity and openness to innovation.
“Taken together, Malaysia and Singapore generate almost 50% of e-commerce sales in South-East Asia, despite barely representing 8% of its total population,” he said, citing a PayVision report.
The InPost parcel locker network is the largest international network of automatic machines enabling the dispatch and collection of parcels 24/7, with ease and from convenient locations, the company said.
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