Quadient has today introduced an additional feature for its ‘Parcel Pending by Quadient’ smart lockers that enables customers to drop off parcels, with the added ability to print shipping labels if needed, to be facilitated by Evri.
As the new solution becomes available in the UK, Evri, formerly Hermes, will be the first carrier to offer the Drop Box and Printer capability to its customers.
Evri is one of four international carriers that have joined the Quadient smart locker open network in the UK. The open locker network already accounts for roughly 300 locker stations in operation, with plans to reach 5,000 units in the coming years at the pace of about 200 new locations per month.
The Drop Box and Printer comes as a unit that can be added to new or existing locker configurations. This module enables consumers to place packages directly into the Drop Box by scanning a barcode label, which maximises parcel volume while minimising the locker footprint.
Users also have the ability to print standard shipping labels directly from the built-in printer. Quadient’s cloud-based monitoring technology captures every step of the process and gives carriers full visibility of the parcels’ status at any time.
“The introduction of our fully integrated Drop Box with optional Printer in our carrier-agnostic network makes us unique to the market,” said Ian Caminsky, SVP & MD Parcel Locker Solutions DACHIT-UKI, Quadient.
“Quadient is leveraging its long-standing experience in Japan, France, the US and the UK to bring to market innovations that focus on creating operational efficiencies and eliminating time consuming processes.”