Putting aside any real or perceived price advantages (and this depends on what you're buying), it is so easy and convenient to shop on line. But receiving delivery of the items can still be problematic if you are not home all day to receive them. So it's not surprising to see these parcel lockers popping up everywhere. Whilst SingPost may have been recognised for their version of the parcel locker, in Australia the Australia Post parcel lockers are at more than 180 locations. Maybe on line retail will be Australia Post's saviour?
Singapore Post’s POPStation smart lockers concept has won an international accolade in Belgium. SingPost has rolled out a network of in excess of 100 POPStations which allow online shoppers to have goods delivered to a collection point accessible 24-seven, circumventing the need to be at home or workplace to receive parcel deliveries. At POPStations, consumers can not only receive shipments, but easily organise returns of products for exchange, demonstrating, says SingPost, how online and mobility can help make their lives easier.