Posted: Fri Mar 16, 2012 11:44 am Post subject: Parcel Motels will give Ireland's online shoppers even more
Parcel Motels will give Ireland's online shoppers even more choice, says Parcel2Go
Released on: March 16, 2012, 10:25 am
Industry: Transportation / Logistics
Online parcel delivery specialist Parcel2Go has given its backing to a new initiative by Irish courier firm Nightline which will see automated parcel collection facilities built across the country.
In an effort to make it even easier and more convenient for people to get hold of packages sent via courier, Nightline has announced plans to construct parcel collection points, known as parcel motels, across the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. Parcel2Go, which works with a selection of the world's leading courier companies, says the new service will be good news for customers.
According to a report by Post & Parcel, customers waiting for goods to arrive with a courier will be able to choose to have their package delivered to a parcel motel. A simple pin code will be sent to the customer once their package has arrived, allowing them to gain access to the automated locker system and retrieve their consignment.
Parcel2Go's marketing director Richard Mercer said: "Technology continues to have a profound impact on the parcel delivery industry, and this new initiative from Nightline is a perfect example of how the leading courier companies are constantly working to make their parcel delivery services more convenient and more relevant for customers.
"Online shopping is continuing to grow at a rapid pace, with more and more parcels being sent out to consumers who want cheap international delivery and reliable domestic services. Providing innovative and quicker ways for people to order parcel delivery services, track their packages and access their goods, is key in this rapidly changing market."
The first parcel motels are set to start appearing in Dublin this June. The plan is for around 100 facilities to be constructed in the city, before the scheme is rolled out further afield.
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Parcel2Go Ltd has been helping its customers to organise parcel deliveries for the past 21 years. Based in Bolton, the company operates a cost-effective collection and delivery service using UK courier services such as Parcelforce and FedEx that offer affordable delivery services and online features such as quick quotes and city link tracking throughout Britain, Europe, and countries across the world.
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