Research reveals coverage of Europe’s parcel shop and locker networks, with Germany leading the way

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Left: Headquartered in Germany, Hermes has a network of more than 36,000 ParcelShops in Europe

Germany has the largest network of parcel shops and lockers in Europe according to a report by independent research and consulting firm Apex Insight.

The European Parcel Shop and Locker Networks Market Insight Report 2015 gives a detailed historical account of each country’s parcel shop and locker network, as well as a forecast of its development. It includes sections that examine the strategies of the main network operators, a profile of the locker manufacturers and the development of eight of the leading markets (France, Germany, Belgium, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain and the UK).

The report lists Germany as being at the forefront of local parcel pick-up and drop-off points, although France, Poland and the UK are also listed as having extensive networks. Parcel shops are shown to account for the majority of the 100,000+ locations, versus alternatives such as supermarkets or convenience stores.

When looking at the networks developed by parcel carriers, the report found that Otto, the owner of the Hermes and Mondial Relay networks, was the most extensive, followed by DPD, DHL and UPS. InPost was found to be the largest of the independent locker networks.

To find out more about the report from Apex Insight click here.

August 11, 2015

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