C-store specialist the Co-op has expanded its in-store parcel locker tie-up with InPost and is looking to triple the number of lockers across its store estate.

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The Co-op will be expanding its locker partnership with InPost

The retailer said that InPost lockers will be available in 150 of its stores across the UK by the end of the year, providing customers with a convenient out-of-home alternative to parcel deliveries being made to home.

InPost said the number of parcel deliveries coming through its lockers had more than doubled to 46.5 million.

The business’ own research found that more than half of UK shoppers have used one of its lockers in the past year, while 62% of people in major cities such as London, Birmingham and Manchester live within a seven-minute walk of an InPost locker.

Co-op ecommerce director Chris Conway said: “Our focus is to make things easier and more convenient for our member-owners and customers, and with our stores located conveniently in high streets, transport hubs, university campuses and residential developments, InPost Lockers can help residents and time-pressed shoppers in our communities pick up or return parcels at a time that is convenient to them, on their way to or from work or when they pop out to pick up their groceries, quickly, easily and conveniently.”

InPost also struck a deal with supermarket giant Asda to trial parcel lockers outside a selection of its stores in March of this year.