no Matter whether Hermes, DPD or UPS: In a shopping centre in Hamburg-Bergedorf, customers can pick up packages of several services companies or. The nation’s first package store for several competing providers of courier services has re-opened after a one-year pilot phase officially.

In the Store can pick up the customers ‘ packages of the company, DPD, GLS, Hermes and UPS or give up, said the Center operator, Deutsche real estate (DI) group. According to the Center Manager Lutz Müller, the Post was not addressed-subsidiary DHL, first of all, you is still.

the so-called Multi-Label shop, the customers should receive an easier starting point. During the pilot phase, have increased customer frequency of 230 to 1500 packages a month. The capacity should be much larger.

the project is to reduce courier trips, which impacts on the traffic situation in the cities. The initiators hope that this helps to improve the pollutant balance.

traffic problems, lack of Drivers, lack of logistics space

The “last mile”, the delivery to the customer, is one of the major logistical challenges for online retailers and service providers. The on-time delivery to home has become in large cities with traffic problems becoming more and more difficult. In addition, there is a lack in the industry to drivers, especially at peak times such as Christmas. In the inner cities there is a lack of logistics space to store larger quantities.

There are already various Attempts and approaches to the delivery to the customer. Common is the use of kiosks or small retail stores as Depots, which may also be used by customers. Other Attempts are automated pack stations, which usually belong to only one provider. The provider of parcel lock offers individual package boxes that can be controlled with the Smartphone.

another visible Trend is the electrification of delivery vehicles is also to reduce, at least, air pollution and noise.

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