Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Australia Post Parcel Lockers

Australia Post electronic Parcel Lockers Australia Post is trialling electronic Parcel Lockers at the Brisbane GPO, Melbourne Bourke Street, St Kilda Delivery Center and St Leonards Delivery Facility (Sydney). These look like the luggage lockers commonly used at bus stations. Australia Post places the parcel in the locker and the customizer is issued with a PIN to open the locker at any time. Presumably in the future this could be integrated with Australia Post's Post Office Box service, with boxes being allocated as required, rather than one fixed size box having to be reserved for each box holder.

Coles have "Click & Collect" refrigerated lockers at locations around Australia. The customer identifies themselves to staff and are then given a metal key to open the padlock on a refrigerated cabinet with their groceries in them. This low-tech makes sense where the lockers a collocated with a supermarket or service station, which is always staffed.

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