More Co-op stores to offer InPost parcel pick-up points

More Co-op stores will offer shoppers access to parcel collection firm, InPost Lockers’ services, in a three-fold expansion of pick-up points.

The Manchester-based retailer will host InPost lockers at more than 150 of its stores by the end of this year, providing parcel collection and return services and offering a convenient out of home (OOH) alternative to parcel deliveries being made to home.

Locker use is continuing to grow in popularity, and more than half of UK consumers are now using delivery lockers for online purchases.

With Co-op stores located at the heart of local communities, the growth of the InPost partnership will provide added ease and convenience to meet the community’s needs.

Chris Conway, Co-op ecommerce director, said: “Our focus is to make things easier and more convenient for our member-owners and customers, and with our stores located conveniently in high streets, transport hubs, university campuses and residential developments, InPost Lockers can help residents and time-pressed shoppers in our communities pick up or return parcels at a time that is convenient to them, on their way to or from work or when they pop out to pick up their groceries, quickly, easily and conveniently.”

Neil Kuschel, InPost UK CEO, said: “By expanding our network to over 150 Co-op stores during 2024, we’re not just offering convenience but also redefining accessibility.

“Last year alone, the number of parcels we handled doubled to 46.5 million proving that UK consumers love the locker experience.

“In fact, over half of UK shoppers have used parcel lockers and 62% of the population in London, Birmingham and Manchester live just a seven-minute walk from an InPost Locker.”

He added: “This trend continues to gain momentum and our mission through our partnership with Co-op is to continue driving this growth and make locker delivery the ‘go to’ choice for the UK consumer.”