Choosing the right location for a parcel station: The key considerations
The choice of the right location plays a key role in the success of your parcel station. There are several factors to consider to ensure that the parcel station is optimally accessible and meets the needs of the end customer:
A critical factor is the accessibility of the location. Choose high-traffic locations with ample parking and good public transit access. This will ensure that customers can get to the parcel machine with ease.
Space requirements and accessibility
Think about accessibility for all customer:s, regardless of their mobility. The parcel machine must be accessible without barriers - at ground level or by elevator and both with a wheelchair and with a stroller. In general, there should be enough space around the parcel station, for example, to ensure uncomplicated parcel delivery. This is particularly important if the parcel station is located in a corridor.
Synergies and frequency of use
Consider locations that are regularly visited by your customers. These include, for example, supermarkets, shopping centers or gas stations. If daily errands can be directly linked to parcel pickup, this has a positive effect on frequency of use. In addition, CO2 emissions are reduced - and thus the environment is protected - if the trip to the parcel station is made together with the routes for daily errands.
Identify regions with particularly high parcel volumes or areas where delivery attempts frequently fail. Here, setting up a parcel station can be particularly useful.
Especially when storing and picking up parcels, additional space is required.
Choose a location that is protected from wind and weather as best as possible. Even though our metal parcel machines are extremely robust and can withstand strong sunlight, they can still heat up very strongly. This can damage the parcels stored in them or their contents. This is particularly important for products such as cosmetics or medicines. Aspects such as wind load or resistance to snow also play a role here. And as a general rule, it is more pleasant for your customers to pick up their parcels in a protected area.
A well-lit location increases the perceived security of customers, while at the same time vandalism incidents become less frequent. KEBA parcel stations also score points with optional security features. These include additional LED lighting and camera monitoring.
Regulations and approvals
Regulations and permits regarding the location of a package delivery machine can vary by region and from state to state. It is important to learn about local regulations and obtain the necessary permits in advance.
What we can assure you, however, is that if a permit has been issued for a location, we have the right parcel station in our portfolio - regardless of local conditions or existing infrastructure.
Whether indoor or outdoor, with concrete base or without: KEBA parcel stations can be installed at virtually any location.
Indoor or outdoor? Find the optimal location
The decision of whether to place your parcel machine indoors or outdoors depends on several factors. Indoor locations can be more expensive and may not be accessible 24/7. However, they can make sense if, for example, permission is not granted for an outdoor location. KEBA parcel stations also score points here with their flexibility. They can be optimally used both indoors and outdoors.
Flexible parcel locker without site preparation
With KePol Flex, we have developed a parcel station that does not require any complex site preparation. Due to the integrated concrete base, a concreted foundation can be dispensed with. Even a power supply is not necessary, the system runs completely self-sufficient thanks to battery and photovoltaic system. And even if you decide on a parcel station from our KePol FS series without an integrated concrete foundation, we will be at your side to help you prepare the site accordingly.
Site selection and preparation as a success factor for parcel lockers
Choosing the right location and thorough site preparation are crucial to ensuring the smooth and successful operation of your parcel station. We support you with our know-how - from inquiry to installation to commissioning. If you have any questions or need assistance with planning, please do not hesitate to contact us. We will help you find the optimal solution for your parcel machines and provide your customers with a convenient and efficient service.