Parcels on track
11 July 2014
Online retail giant Amazon and Transport for London’s agreement to open parcel lockers in station car parks at Finchley Central and Newbury Park is just the beginning of a transformation in parcels delivery, predicts parcels industry expert Roger Sumner-Rivers.
"If plans to close ticket offices on the Underground go ahead, a ready-made space for parcels pick-up points will be created," explains Sumner-Rivers, MD of ParcelHero.com. ‘Tube stations are ideally placed on commuters’ journey home, and make an obvious location for parcel drop boxes."
He continues: "Doddle, Network Rail’s and Lloyd Dorfman's £24M online shopping collections and returns service, is set to be rolled out to 300 railway stations and transport hubs across the UK. The first is already in operation in Milton Keynes. Here at ParcelHero.com we are expecting your local railway station to become a new favorite destination for mail delivery."