Starting from August 2022, the first new outdoor parcel lockers of Latvijas Pasts are being installed at the retail stores of Lidl Latvija, the company’s strategic cooperation partner: the first parcel locker was opened on the 29th of August at 2a Ilūkstes Street, Pļavnieki, Riga. Overall, Latvijas Pasts plans to place at least 120 modern outdoor parcel lockers this year and next year, ensuring efficient sending and receiving of parcels at a convenient place and time for customers. During the first stage of the project, until the 2nd of September, six modern Latvijas Pasts outdoor parcel lockers will be exclusively installed at Lidl Latvija stores, and they will be conveniently available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Through the development of various item delivery solutions according to customers’ modern consumption habits, in August Latvijas Pasts starts an ambitious process of installing outdoor parcel lockers and plans to purchase at least 120 new parcel lockers. The parcel locker network created by Latvijas Pasts is unique in Latvia, as it ensures the availability of parcel lockers both indoors and – following the expansion of the network – also outdoors.
The first new parcel lockers will be placed near the stores of Lidl, a strategic cooperation partner of Latvijas Pasts; a total of six parcel lockers will be located exclusively at Lidl stores. To mark the start of this cooperation project, the first parcel locker was opened on the 29th of August at 2a Ilūkstes Street, Pļavnieki, Riga. The next five parcel lockers will be located near Lidl stores in Riga: 31 Stirnu Street, Purvciems; 254 Brivibas gatve, Teika; and 8a Anniņmuižas Street, Zolitūde, as well as in the regions outside the capital: 125 Atbrīvošanas aleja, Rēzekne, and 50a Rīgas Street, Jelgava.
“Latvijas Pasts is launching an ambitious expansion and modernisation project, supplementing the existing network of more than 80 parcel lockers with new and modern outdoor parcel lockers. We are pleased that our cooperation partner during the first stage of the implementation of this project is the food retail company Lidl Latvija. From now on, it is the parcel lockers of Latvijas Pasts that are going to be located at its stores, creating a combination of high quality and service,” Mārcis Vilcāns, Chairman of the Board of Latvijas Pasts, points out.
The large-scale expansion of the parcel locker network of Latvijas Pasts will substantially improve customers’ options for receiving and sending items. Latvijas Pasts currently has more than 80 parcel lockers, which are planned to be supplemented with at least 120 new outdoor parcel lockers this year and next year. Latvijas Pasts is the only company in Latvia that offers both indoor parcel locker services, which are very important for parcels that require a certain temperature regime, without exposing them to fluctuations in the surrounding environment, and outdoor parcel lockers, ensuring the collection of items at any time of the day.
The overall item delivery and sending network of Latvijas Pasts is made of more than 600 post offices, postmen and couriers, a network of Circle-K fuel stations and parcel lockers throughout Latvia.
About SJSC Latvijas Pasts
Latvijas Pasts ensures the widest availability of postal services throughout Latvia by maintaining more than 600 post offices. The primary function of the company is provision of the universal postal service; Latvijas Pasts also provides commercial transport, express mail, payment, press subscription, retail and philatelic services. Latvijas Pasts is a wholly State-owned company with about 3,000 employees. The quality measurements of Latvijas Pasts domestic mail deliveries are regularly conducted by Kantar TNS, one of the leading market, social and media research agencies in Latvia. In turn, the quality measurements of the cross-border deliveries are provided within the framework of the International Post Corporation through the intermediary of the research companies Kantar TNS, Ipsos and Quotas.
The retail company Lidl, as part of Schwarz Group, headquartered in Neckarsulm (Germany), is one of the leading food retailers in Germany and Europe. With more than 12,000 stores and over 200 logistics centres, Lidl currently operates in 31 countries and is also represented in Asia.
As a low-price store, Lidl focuses on providing the best value for money to its customers. Simplicity and organised work processes are reflected in Lidl’s daily operations in stores, regional logistics centres and services provided to customers. Lidl Stiftung, based in Neckarsulm, is responsible for creating and structuring standardised work processes.
Lidl currently employs more than 360,000 people. The dynamism of everyday work, the strength that is the result of this work and the fair mutual cooperation are characteristic of Lidl’s operations around the world. Lidl takes responsibility for people, society and the environment. Sustainability is the result of Lidl’s commitment to the quality of everyday work. The turnover of the globally operating Schwarz Group totalled EUR 133.6 billion in the 2021 financial year.
Lidl Latvija SIA was established in February 2018.