Automated parcel machine (APM) service provider InPost has expanded its partnership with online second-hand fashion marketplace Vinted with an over-the-counter parcel collection service.
Vinted members now have the option to collect their parcels from participating stores via InPost Shop.
This is in addition to the InPost locker-to-locker service for Vinted users, which was introduced in Q2 2022. The service enables consumers to pick up and drop off Vinted parcels from lockers using a QR code or pin. Demand for the service across the InPost network more than doubled quarter by quarter, before growing by a 31% between Q4 2022 and Q1 2023.
Michael Rouse, CEO of InPost International said: “While we will always be a locker-first company, we’re constantly looking for ways to take convenience to the next level for our customers and their shoppers. This is exactly what our new InPost Shop Service helps us to do, as our Vinted partnership goes from strength to strength. It enables us to accelerate our network capacity to capture further demand for InPost’s services. Furthermore, in some areas where APMs installation is tricky due to space constraints we can still add a collection point for our growing two million user base. This marks an important milestone in our mission to become the UK’s largest OOH provider.”
“We’re proud to be growing our offering to make parcel collection even easier for consumers, while supporting our retail partners such as Vinted, who are also experiencing rapid growth, and working together to unlock genuinely convenient parcel delivery solutions.”
Vytautas Atkocaitis, vice president of Vinted Go commented: “While our buyers and sellers love the greater choice and convenience that InPost’s out-of-home delivery solutions provide them, Vinted’s first Climate Impact Report also showed that on average, PUDO deliveries instead of a buyer’s home delivery reduces the emissions of a typical Vinted shipment by 62%.
“The expansion of the geographical focus of our partnership is indicative of the high levels of demand we are seeing for our combined services, and we’re thrilled to evolve our offering to further serve this market, help drive the circular economy and empower even more people to join the second-hand fashion revolution.”
InPost claims to have seen exceptional demand for all its services in the UK between 2021 and 2022, with user volumes increasing by 151% across all products.