It plans to expand the network during the summer, and the new lockers will be powered by renewable energy sources and provided with air quality sensors.
The first Allegro parcel locker was set up at Nowy Rynek in Poznań, near Allegro’s new headquarters. The other three machines are in Rejewskiego, Kabacki Dukt and Romera Street in Warsaw.
“Our parcel lockers will be powered by renewable energy sources and provided with air quality sensors, and we’re going to publicly share our metrics,” said Marta Mikliszańska, head of public affairs and sustainability at Allegro. “Noise and visual pollution are also our key considerations. Wherever possible, the front side of the machine will be covered with 10m2 plant walls. We’ll also work with local governments to select locations where we’ll invest in green walls on buildings. This year alone, we’ll create about 21,000m2 of green space.”
Currently, as many as 80% of all parcels ordered on Allegro reach customers within one to two days and are delivered to 31,000 locations that make up Poland’s largest network of pick-up points. With the growing number of buyers and their increased shopping frequency, Allegro is investing in its own logistics solutions with the launch of Allegro Punkty pick-up points at 600 Kolporter stores. In the second half of the year, the company is also planning to launch Allegro Fulfilment, allowing merchants to ship products from the Allegro warehouse near Warsaw.