PostNord tests digital parcel boxes in Denmark


PostNord and SwipBox, a company which develops software and hardware for self-service machines, have been testing a new infrastructure for the delivery of parcels.  

The pilot project features 200 digital parcel boxes and will start on March 21, 2019 in Kolding, Denmark. During a six-month test period, recipients of PostNord deliveries will be able to collect parcels from the parcel boxes. Using PostNord smartphone App which communicates with the parcel box via Bluetooth, they will be able to open the parcel box and to retrieve their parcel. The new system aims to make it easy and convenient for recipients to collect parcels from a location close to their home.  

If the test provides positive results, there will be a rollout of parcel boxes throughout Denmark and the service will possibly extend to other Nordic countries.

In Denmark, the parcel boxes will be called “Nærboks” and will be installed by the company Nordic Infrastructure, which is jointly owned by PostNord and SwipBox. All postal and logistics operators will be able to deliver parcels to “Nærboks”.

 “PostNord has been testing various types of future delivery options, such as delivery to the trunks of cars and home deliveries to locked containers. The pilot project in Denmark is another step in this development”, says President and Group CEO of PostNord Håkan Ericsson.

Source: PostNord