Parcel delivery firm Yamato introduces pickup lockers in convenience stores

podcast Japan Business News with Yuzuha Oka

Parcel delivery firm Yamato introduces pickup lockers in convenience stores
  • Language: eng
  • Published: 1 Apr 2017
  • Duration: 05:29

Japan's leading door-to-door delivery service firm Yamato has introduced pickup lockers in 30 convenience stores around Tokyo.

This is one of the solutions to the increasing cost of re-delivery due to the rise of online shopping. Japanese couriers offer free re-delivery service and consumers can designate date and 2-hour time slot to receive the parcel.

However, this convenient service is adding costs up to the couriers and employees, as the numbers are declining, are forced to work long hours and dash between each delivery.

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