Yesterday it was reported that Biedronka are set to bring parcel lockers to many of their stores thanks to a deal with Danish firm SwipBox.
According to "Rzeczpospolita", Biedronka are keen to deal with DHL, FedEx and UPS so as to grab a share of the parcel locker market from Inpost.
It is said that Biedronka will initially roll out 300 parcel lockers throughout the country (beginning in Katowice, Krakow and Warsaw), before eventually expanding to 2,000 nationwide. After the trial period, Łódź, Poznań and Wrocław are the next cities in line to get the machines.
Inpost currently have 2,900 lockers in operation and intend to install more in smaller cities and towns. However they now face stiff competition from SwipBox+Biedronka, as well as other parcel locker options being looked at by DPD and Allegro+Poczta Polska.
Rzeczpospolita also state that Biedronka are seeking to cooperate with the Polish Post too. That could spark the government into changing the Sunday trading ban rules, as some Biedronka stores could potentially open on the basis they also offer postal services (a loophole currently used by Żabka).