Delivery boxes for e-commerce is the new trend for logistics providers in the Nordics. Now Reitan Convenience will try them out in Pressbyrån and 7-Eleven in Sweden.
But partner Instabox also makes them available for consumer to consumer deliveries.
Starting in November, Instabox’s smart cabinets will be introduced in a pilot with selected Pressbyrån stores in Stockholm. Through the cabinets, which is controlled entirely through a mobile app for iPhone and Android, consumers will be able to pick up or return their e-commerce packages.
In a press announcement, Pressbyrån says the service is completely free and works on almost all e-tailers worldwide. Registered users can also at a low price store things in the cabinets and use them for safe delivery.
“Basically, almost all everyday matters is about deliver something. It can be collected packets, forgotten iPads between separated parents and second hand purchases on Blocket. We start with a very simple service that we aim to expand over the coming year, with more services to assist in everyday life, ” says Instabox CEO Alexis Priftis.
The mobile app for Instabox is released on AppStore and Google Play in November. Instabox smart box will initially be available at the Pressbyrån in Sergelgången underneath Gallerian, at subway stations Östermalmstorg, T-Centralen, Mariatorget, and Ropsten, as well as 7-Eleven at Medborgarplatsen and Hammarbyhöjden.
“New services that can facilitate the everyday life is always interesting. Therefore, it feels very exciting to make this pilot test with Instabox and it will be fun to see how our customers are using smart cabinets, “says Carl Åkerblad, Product manager at Reitan Convenience.
“Pressbyrån has an innovative store concept and is always in the forefront. In addition, the stores have extended hours and are on locations that you pass everyday, which is perfect for our services, “says Alexis Priftis.