Allegro has installed the first 4 parcel machines, it will install 1,500 by the end of the year

by   CIJ News iDesk III
2021-06-09   09:12

Allegro has started building a network of green energy-powered parcel machines, the company said. The first four devices were installed in Poznań and Warsaw, and by the end of this year there will be a total of 1,500 in various locations.

"We are starting the implementation of the previously announced plan to build a network of Allegro collection points and parcel machines. We have already" planted "the first machines in Poznań and Warsaw, and in the coming days more will appear in Łódź, Toruń and Wrocław. appropriate compaction, which will allow us to add Allegro parcel machines to the delivery methods on our platform. According to the schedule, we will make 1500 machines available to customers by December, and ultimately we are planning many more of them," said business development officer at Allegro Grzegorz Czapski.

As Allegro explains, the project also implements the goals of sustainable development to support customers in reducing the carbon footprint during the delivery of products, which are included in the company's strategy for 2020-2023.

"Our parcel machines will be powered by energy from renewable sources and equipped with air quality sensors, the measurements of which will be shared publicly. The issues of noise and aesthetics are also of key importance to us. Where possible, the front side of the machine will be covered with plants of We will also, together with local authorities, look for locations where we will invest in green walls on buildings. Only this year we will create about 21,000 m2 of green space, more figuratively speaking, it is the equivalent of 3 football fields with the FIFA standard In addition, we will conduct training to improve the quality of couriers' work and we will precisely mark the places of unloading. We will completely refrain from placing advertisements on parcel machines. Regarding last mile logistics and supporting people with special needs and disabled people, our ambitions go much further," said head of public affairs and sustainability at Allegro Marta Mikliszańska.

With the growing number of buyers and the increasing frequency of online purchases, Allegro invests in its own logistics solutions. The first stage of building our own collection point network was the launch of Allegro Points, thanks to which customers can collect their parcels from 600 Kolporter stores. In the second half of the year, the company also plans to launch a logistics service for sellers, which will include comprehensive order handling - incl. storing goods, packing and sending shipments, as well as handling returns. Free shipping with Allegro Smart! already available in most offers, allows the company to improve the offer of the so-called last mile.

Allegro is the number 1 trading platform in Poland. Sales are mainly carried out by companies via the marketplace e-commerce platform. The value of products sold (GMV) on the group's platform accounted for approx. 3% of the retail market in Poland in 2019. Since October 2016, Allegro belongs to the funds of Cinven, Permira and Mid Europa. The company made its debut on the WSE in October 2020.

Source: Alegro and ISBnews