Swiss Post launches car-trunk delivery service

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Online marketplace LeShop.ch has partnered with car manufacturer Volvo and postal operator Swiss Post to facilitate car trunk deliveries in the cities of Zurich, Bern, Geneva and Lausanne in Switzerland.

Volvo car owners simply register for In-car-Delivery, order their goods at LeShop.ch and then select their vehicle as the delivery location. The Swiss Post carrier locates the car using geolocation, opens the boot using a temporary digital key and delivers the order. The customer then receives a notification of delivery and the digital key expires. It is the first time that the service has been launched as a commercial offering outside of Scandinavia.

Dieter Bambauer, member of executive management and head of PostLogisitcs, Swiss Post, said, “Customers increasingly want to choose where and when they receive their deliveries. Swiss Post has therefore introduced a wide range of services for convenience, such as evening and weekend deliveries, individual management of consignments, and parcel terminals. In-car delivery supplements these services perfectly.”

Dominique Locher, CEO of LeShop.ch, added, “With deliveries to car boots, we are coming very close to our vision of seamless shopping. Working mothers or fathers have everything they need when they get into their cars in the evening, without having to make extra trips to the shops or carry parcels.”

Natalie Robyn, managing director of Volvo Car Switzerland, said, “At Volvo, we are committed to making people’s lives easier and saving them time. Our networked vehicle technology, In-car Delivery, fully meets these requirements and makes online shopping even easier and more convenient.”

March 3, 2017

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