Waiting in for the postman to deliver your latest online bargain can be one of life’s great annoyances, however for Greater Manchester residents, that is now a worry of the past.
Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) and InPost have teamed up to roll out 28 parcel lockers across the Greater Manchester area by the end of 2022, with 13 further planned for 2023. They will be located at key tram stops and transport interchanges across the city, so you can collect your goodies as part of your regular commute.
Mike Mellor, head of commercial at TfGM, said: “The rollout of InPost Lockers at Metrolink stops and interchanges across Greater Manchester provides customers with a quick and easy way to collect and return parcels as part of their daily commute or journey across the network.
“TfGM has adopted an approach to develop new sustainable revenue streams through commercial partnerships for reinvestment into transport services.
“By creating partnerships like this one, we’re on our way to creating a truly integrated transport that supports multi-modal journeys and puts customer convenience at the heart of what we do.”
The first 13 lockers are set to be ready to receive parcels by Monday 31 October (hopefully all treats, no tricks). Major retailers including Vinted, Boohoo and eBay are all set up to utilise the system, and it makes the whole process of collecting, returning and sending parcels easy and convenient.
Michael Rouse, CEO of InPost International said: “We’re rapidly growing our network of 4,000+ parcel lockers in the UK and the partnership with TfGM marks another significant milestone for our business. It’s also an important step towards our goal of making parcel collections and returns fuss-free for everyone.
“The new lockers will expand the breadth of parcel and post services available in the Greater Manchester area, meaning that busy commuters can avoid waiting in for parcel deliveries and skip the queues when it comes to making returns. Instead, they can use our lockers while on the go.”
To find out more about the lockers and locations, please visit www.tfgm.com/commercial/inpost.