Lidl launches in-store lockers so shoppers can pick up online deliveries

LIDL has added lockers in stores to help customers maximise their shopping trips.

Parcel locker provider InPost has rolled out its delivery and collection services to 24 Lidl stores across the UK.

You can get shopping delivered to the lockers from a range of retailers including Boohoo, JD Group and Holland & Barrett.

The lockers can also be used to return purchases or send parcels through carriers Hermes, DHL and DX.

Shoppers picking up or dropping off items via the lockers access them with a QR-code on their smartphones.

Lidl locations with the new lockers include London, Birmingham and Manchester.

They mean that customers can collect and return items during their weekly shop rather than having to make two separate journeys.

Maximising trips like this can help to reduce unnecessary travel as Britain remains on lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Lockers are also a contact-free delivery method, allowing customers to avoid human interaction and maintain social distancing.

InPost says that combining errands and choosing parcel lockers instead of home delivery also benefits the environment.

This is because it means fewer journeys for consumers and couriers, reducing carbon dioxide emissions and improving air quality.

Initial customer polling showed that people like the lockers, with a third of users discovering their local Lidl because of them.

A fifth  of customers surveyed said they would shop more often at Lidl, even if they weren’t using a locker.

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