Nightline is to invest €5m into the roll-out of its self-service parcel terminals across the UK, creating 50 jobs in the process.
The Irish carrier says the funding will be used to set up the infrastructure for 400 Parcel Motel locker boxes that will all be operation by the end of 2014. To date, 20 units have been installed around Dublin, with a target of 100 by the end of the year.
CEO John Tuohy says the Parcel Motel concept is answering demand from consumers and retailers in providing greater flexibility for deliveries and collections.
He adds: “Being able to offer greater flexibility to shoppers and the retailers that serve them is integral to those wishing to capitalise the popularity of internet retail.
“That idea lies at the heart of the Parcel Motel concept and is the reason why we’re so confident that this will help drive the volumes of items which we handle.”
The terminals, which each contain 80 individual storage lockers, have been developed in partnership with Polish firm InPost, which already operates a growing network of locker boxes across Europe.