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PKN Orlen wants to launch a network of its own parcel machines. The investment is to use the potential of the acquired company RUCH, which is to be responsible for the courier service “Orlen paczka”. The service, which will be available already in autumn, is to compete with InPost’s Parcel Lockers.
PKN Orlen plans to launch the “Orlen paczka” service already in September, thanks to which customers will be able to collect parcels in parcel machines that will appear in many Polish cities. In the beginning, there will be about 200 points available 24h a day. Parcels will be able to be collected contactless, using a mobile application, and the delivery time should take 1-2 days. By the end of 2021. Orlen wants to enable customers to collect and send parcels both in parcel machines and at petrol stations as well as in RUCH outlets, with as many as 5,500 such courier points. Orlen has announced the expansion of its network of parcel machines, which by the end of 2022 is expected to include about 2,000 devices.
RUCH is responsible for the cooperation with e-shops and offers help in the process of integration with the new courier service. Additionally, online shops can count on the company’s commercial and marketing support. According to Orlen, the service will be available on e-commerce platforms in Poland and e-shops will be able to integrate with it in a simple way.
Orlen, through the “Orlen paczka” service, will enter the courier services market and compete with companies such as InPost and Allegro. InPost, which has recently made many investments, such as the introduction of Refrigerated Lockers or cooperation with Amazon, is one of the major players among courier companies, and Parcel Lockers popularised by the company enjoy great interest. Allegro is also introducing new solutions in the field of parcel machines, offering eco-friendly pick-up points, and by the end of 2021 customers will be able to use 1,500 parcel machines with the Allegro logo.