Ivan Ryan, Lidl CIO and Gilles Ferrandez, An Post's Commercial Director - Parcels, join Grace Dalton to launch the service
An Post Lockers Are Now Part and Parcel of Lidl stores
Two of Ireland’s most recognised and reputable brands*, An Post and Lidl, have teamed up to offer busy shoppers the opportunity to collect parcels from the discount retailer’s car parks. An increasing number of people are choosing to buy clothes, electronics and other items online but the downside is often not being at home to take in deliveries. Now thanks to Lidl and An Post, customers across locations** in Dublin and the surrounding commuter areas, have the option of collecting their parcel from a secure An Post locker in a convenient location of their choice, accessible up to 24 hours a day***.
Customers who order items online for delivery by An Post are given the option (by SMS or email) to choose an An Post Parcel locker pick-up. The customer chooses which Lidl Parcel Locker location best suits them from a list of available locations. Once the item is ready for collection at their chosen Lidl location they will receive a secure PIN to use in retrieving the parcel from the locker. This redirection service is completely free of charge.
Speaking about the new service, Lidl’s Chief Information Officer Ivan Ryan says: “Lidl are always looking for ways to offer more than just our amazing prices to our growing customer base and partnering with An Post has given us the opportunity to do just that. We are excited by this initiative and believe it will offer a valuable service to time-pressed shoppers.”
Gilles Ferrandez, An Post’s Commercial Director – Parcels adds: “We’re delighted to join with Lidl, a valued retail partner, to make life easier for more customers with handy Parcel Locker pick-ups at selected Lidl carparks in Dublin and Kildare. People love the flexibility of the Parcel Lockers and as one of Ireland’s fastest growing retailers, Lidl stores are in great locations. Lidl shoppers also love how the An Post Current Account rewards them with 5% money back on all their Lidl shopping spend over €25.”
* RepTrak 2019 report
** Lockers are available at the following Lidl store locations: East Wall, Shankill, Glenageary, Main Road Tallaght, Maynooth, Kildare town, Portmarnock, Cabra and Belgard
*** The Lidl stores in Portmarnock and Cabra have access hours limited to store opening times due to site configuration