“Russian Post” can replace mailboxes in residential buildings with parcel terminals

“Russian Post” is considering the possibility of installing in the entrances of residential buildings instead of mailboxes, said Deputy Chairman of the Board, Deputy General Director for e-commerce “Russian Post” Alexei Skatin. He clarified that this is one of the directions of development of the company’s services to improve the availability of postal services.

“We are now working on a project so that in the entrances of houses, instead of these often bad looking boxes, there would be postal machines. It would be possible to go down in slippers and get a package, “said Mr. Skatin during the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (quoted by Interfax).

According to him, now the company is also working on a system in which it will be no more than 10 minutes to the nearest point of sending and receiving parcels. “That is, you left the house – it should take no more than 10 minutes for you to reach a post office, a post office or a partner point for issuing orders,” explained Alexey Skatin.

On June 2, Russian Post announced plans to sign a cooperation agreement with Yandex within the framework of the SPIEF to launch express delivery of parcels and online orders from post offices in 60 minutes. It is also being discussed how Yandex.Market can get access to fitting rooms in post offices. At the end of May, AliExpress orders pick-up points began to work in the Russian Post offices. The first four points have already been opened in Moscow; in 2021–2022, at least 2 thousand more points will be opened throughout the country.

More details about the plans of cooperation between Russian Post and AliExpress – in the material of “Kommersant” “AliExpress will serve at the post office.”