Sweden trials ‘in-door’ delivery service

Photographer: June Witzoe. Vinter; lastbil.
Source: PostNord.

Photographer: June Witzoe. Vinter; lastbil. Source: PostNord.

PostNord has teamed up with door-opening solution manufacturer Assa Abloy to launch a new service that will allow online shoppers to have their parcels delivered inside their front door, Post and Parcel reports.

The delivery method is made possible with digital locks and single-use codes. Once the driver has used the code to open front door and deliver the parcel, the code becomes invalid and the customer receives a delivery notification.

PostNord and Assa Abloy are now starting a pilot project along with e-retailers Jollyroom, Apotea and Komplett that will involve 100 households in Lerum, a town east of Gothenburg, trialling the delivery option.

Johan Hellman, Head of eCommerce, PostNord commented, “It should be simple and convenient to shop online. This is why we want to give consumers greater choice and the opportunity to receive their e-commerce items in several different ways.

“We’re seeing a clear trend and a demand for greater choice on delivery, and we’ll now be able to deliver items inside the front door in a secure way. The recipient doesn’t need to be at home or be available at a particular time, which makes it both simple and convenient.

“Our ambition is for PostNord to deliver items in the way that best suits the recipient.”