The UK has one of the worlds most sophisticated ecommerce markets which is set to continue growing.

With over 17,000 stores closing down across the UK in 2020, RetailX* state in their UK Ecommerce Report that this has caused a huge shift in how UK consumers are shopping with more retail moving online.

From the UK’s 100 leading retailers, consumer electronics shops have a 12.9% share of web trade, while fashion and accessories hold 9.6% of UK retail traffic followed closely by DIY and trade outlets (4.3%), homeware (2.6%) and stationery (2.6%).

With online shopping increasing, there is a higher demand for delivery and collection options including a true in-store click and collect service. RetailX claim a whopping 97% of deliveries to collection points are successfully picked up. With ecommerce leading the way in technology adoption, using lockers for delivery and collection is on the rise and can preserve precious footfall in store.

Kern’s 24/7 Smart Lockers can help retailers offer their customers the convenience they expect. The secure automated lockers can enable retailers to offer collection of shopping at the customer’s convenience, when it suits them without having to wait and queue in-store and at collection points.

Kern’s 24/7 Smart Lockers allow the retailers to deposit parcels into the secure lockers located either inside or outside and using a security code sent via SIM, email or push notification the customer can collect this without worrying about store closing times. Once the parcel has been collected it will notify the retailer that the delivery has been made.

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