As of August 4, Decathlon, maker of sports equipment and sportswear with over a 1,000 shops worldwide, announced partnership with Integer’s InPost SA, over the use of more than 1,100 InPost Parcel Lockers located in Great Britain.
The cooperation is an effect of the rising popularity of the “Click and Collect” delivery service, which enables users to choose a delivery place a parcel locker nearest their home or job. “On average, every citizen in a UK city is no further than two miles from a delivery stand.” wrote Wojciech Kądziołka, InPost’s spokesman.
The lockers are fully automated and can be used 24 h/ 7 days a week all year round. Decathlon’s clients receive a unique barcode, which allows then to open their particular locker in the machine in no more than seven seconds.