Lidl teams up with OOHPod parcel lockers to solve ‘missed deliveries’ problem
New OOHPods in place at Lidl Ireland stores offer shoppers the convenience of picking up their online purchases at same time as their weekly shop
22 June 2023
Lidl Ireland has joined forces with an innovative ‘out of home’ self-service parcel locker provider to make its parcel lockers available to customers, offering them the convenience of picking up or returning their online purchases, at the same time as their regular shop.
The strategic partnership with parcel locker company OOHPod and Lidl Ireland will see Lidl roll out the lockers to stores nationwide in the months ahead, simplifying online shopping for customers.
The lockers are open 24/7, providing shoppers with added peace of mind by offering the option to have their purchases dropped safely and securely ‘out of home’ to avoid the risk of missed deliveries.
“We are committed to building sustainable relationships with market leaders across industries that will have a positive impact, and we’re excited with what this new development will bring in the years to come,” said Avril O’Hehir, chief administration officer at Lidl Ireland.
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.
Customers using the OOHPod service can have their parcels delivered by any online store or carrier to their favourite Lidl store where OOHPod self-service lockers are available. Major courier UPS is fully integrated with OOHPod allowing customers pick up and drop off UPS parcels by selecting the service through the UPS website.
“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,” said John Tuohy, CEO of OOHPod.
“Picking up a parcel from one of our parcel lockers at Lidl means the customers package is kept safe until they are ready to pick it up – and can do their weekly grocery shop at the same time,” Tuohy added.
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 to choose from, customers can opt to “pay as you go” by registering a payment method and only pay each time a parcel arrives. For regular customers there are two discounted subscription bundles available. For just €8.85 per month Standard Subscription, customers can have three uses of a locker for a 48-hour period each time. A €19.50 per month Premium Monthly subscription gives 10 uses of a locker per month of 48 hours each time per use.
To register for the service or find more information, visit www.oohpod.com