Parcel locker company, Cleveron, has launched a modular grocery locker that can be used for grocery and regular parcel pickup. The Cleveron 503, suitable for both indoor and outdoor use, enables retailers to make their grocery pickup faster, offer convenience while saving on delivery costs and increase their physical footprint without building new stores.
The number of online grocery orders has rapidly increased over the past few years. In 2019, Cleveron launched a robotic grocery solution to handle high volumes of online grocery orders. Today, the last mile company announced it had developed a solution also suitable for smaller grocers. “Cleveron 503 is a compact grocery locker, and its modular system enables retailers to assemble the units from different temperature modules exactly according to their needs,” said Arti Kütt, COO at Cleveron. “Our customers can go even closer to their customers as the locker’s footprint is small, and retailers can easily place it in densely built spaces such as residential areas or near office buildings.”
The Cleveron 503 grocery locker simplifies grocery handover and saves time. On average, one family spends nearly an hour every week buying weekly groceries. Placing an order online and picking it up from a grocery locker on their way home takes 20 minutes altogether. The process is easy – the customer places an order online, chooses a pickup time, receives the pickup code on their phone and takes the grocery bags out of the locker in less than a minute. There is no need to take an extra trip to a supermarket.
“I see that in the future, grocery lockers are located everywhere in residential areas’ – people can conveniently collect their food orders on their way home,” added Kütt. An outdoor solution is accessible 24/7, offering much-needed flexibility.
Cleveron 503 keeps groceries fresh by having three different temperature-controlled modules – freezer, chilled and controlled-ambient. Grocers can combine the units with the main module according to their business needs, and as order volumes grow, retailers can add extra units. The customers receive all their goods with one pickup, whether it is ice cream, vegetables or household goods. Even though Cleveron 503 is developed for grocers, the controlled-ambient module is suitable to store regular parcels that aren’t groceries or frozen foods.
The combination of two freezers and three chilled and controlled-ambient units can hold an average of 24 families’ weekly groceries. “If Cleveron 503 is located on the way home for a customer and an average drive to a supermarket and back is about 10km, then the yearly saving of CO2 is 67kg. And this is for one family only. Also, the couriers don’t have to drive to each person individually – extra CO2 saving comes from there as well,” added Tanel Aruoja, Team X Manager at Cleveron.