Lidl Ireland has joined forces with innovative out-of-home self-service parcel locker provider OOHPod.
The move will offer consumers the convenience of picking up or returning their online purchases at the same time as their regular shop.
Lidl Ireland noted that the lockers are open 24/7, providing shoppers with added peace of mind by offering them the option of having their purchases dropped safely and securely out of home, to avoid the risk of missed deliveries.
Avril O’Hehir, chief administration officer at Lidl Ireland, said, “With simplicity and convenience at the heart of both our business models, OOHPod’s parcel lockers will offer safe storage at the point of delivery across our local store network, making Lidl Ireland a one-stop shop for all of your shopping needs.”
OOHPod is the brainchild of parcel delivery specialist John Tuohy, who launched the service in the Republic of Ireland in 2021, in a bid to provide shoppers with more flexibility in how they receive their online goods.
Major courier UPS is fully integrated with OOHPod, allowing customers pick up and drop off UPS parcels by selecting the service through the latter’s website.
OOHPod CEO Tuohy commented, ”OOHPod parcel lockers are designed with convenience and security in mind, and, unlike other providers, our open-network model means consumers can shop anywhere and have their parcels delivered straight to an OOHPod locker – no matter who the delivery provider is.”
OOHPod parcel lockers are currently in place at Lidl Ireland stores in Tyrrellstown, Charleville, Mitchelstown, Ballyvolane, Ballincollig, Bandon, Mallow, Cornmarket, Wilton, Dunshaughlin and Navan, with additional lockers being rolled out at further sites nationwide.
With a number of payment options from which to choose, customers can opt to pay as they go by registering a payment method and only pay each time that a parcel arrives.
For regular customers, there are two discounted subscription bundles available.
The cost for a standard monthly subscription is €8.85, whereby customers can have three uses of a locker for a 48-hour period each time.
A €19.50-per-month premium subscription gives ten uses of a locker per month, for a 48-hour period each time.