Parcel locker pilot proving positive

01 February 2021 - Published by Deirdre Buist
Surflogh followers have already spotted the news about our new pilot to test the feasibility of locker hubs in a predominantly more rural setting – the Province of Drenthe in the north of the Netherlands. The three parcel locker service points are now up and running as planned in Gieten, Pesse and Dieverbrug and so far are proving positive.

While supporting green logistic initiatives is at the core of Surflogh, this locker service also aims to unlock new business potential in the area. Local entrepreneurs see real opportunities for expansion, particularly now that online orders have become more the norm than the exception. As lockdown restrictions continue, businesses in the area can now also avail of special rates.

24/7 Service for all

All three locker locations are managed by one company – ’De Buren’. Postal services such as DHL, businesses, web-shops and tourists – everyone can avail 24/7of the locker amenities, which uses QR-scan technology. Local retailers, keen to try alternative sales methods and expand sales and delivery opportunities.

Maximum media exposure

The pilot kick-off generated great media coverage, including an item created by regional television station RTV Drenthe in which the ins and outs of the locker system are explained. This film was also aired on the Dutch national TV news, so the initiative profited from maximum exposure.


You can watch  here. For our non-Dutch speaking followers we’ve added English subtitles. 

With thanks to RTV Drenthe for providing us with the film material.