Blue Dart launches India's first PARCEL LOCKER

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National 29th October, 2015

Blue Dart Express Ltd, South Asia's leading express air and integrated transportation and distribution company, recently launched the country's first PARCEL LOCKER at Gurgaon's Unitech Cyber Park.

With the Indian e-tailing industry expected to grow at 52 per cent from 2014 to 2020, the sector has been witnessing phenomenal demand from across India. PARCEL LOCKER will allow recipients of parcels to collect their shipments from the facility 24-hours a day. This mechanism will benefit e-tail customers who may not be present during regular delivery hours, and can collect their shipments from the PARCEL LOCKER at any time as per their convenience. The service will also be beneficial for those who travel often, especially with the festive season around the corner. While e-tailing offers customers the opportunity to shop around the clock, with PARCEL LOCKER Blue Dart will offer the convenience of a 24 hours a day/7 days a week/365 days a year delivery mechanism.

This service uses mobile technology in tandem with specially designed lockers to ensure customers get all-day access to their shipments from a safe, secure and convenient facility. As soon as the package is delivered to the PARCEL LOCKER, the e-tail customer will receive a unique security code via SMS. They will have to use this code to unlock the PARCEL LOCKER and collect their shipment at a convenient time. The facility will have an interactive and a parcel storage mechanism. This product demonstrates the benefits of combining technology with business innovation to provide end-users a revolutionary service for ease and convenience. At a later stage, the Parcel Locker will also be used to collect reverse shipments from customers.

PARCEL LOCKER will currently be available for prepaid e-tail shipments. In the next phase, the company will also provide automated payment collection consoles at the facility. Blue Dart PARCEL LOCKER in Gurgaon is the first of many such facilities to be set-up by the company Pan-India. The transportation and distribution major will introduce PARCEL LOCKERS at multiple locations across the country, it said in a release.

Globally, DHL, the parent company with a 75 per cent stake in Blue Dart, was the first to launch this service in developed markets.

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