Parcel Partners

Have you ever heard the phrase, “the whole is worth more than the sum of its parts?” This is particularly true for businesses that have a prominent name supported by a strong reputation. What happens when two of these businesses collaborate on a project? Would that increase their value even more? This is what businesses are hoping for when they partner with Amazon.com to install parcel lockers in their stores.

Amazon.com is looking to install more parcel lockers in select locations across the nation. It offers the shipping option to customers who purchase smaller items as a convenient selling point in doing business with the Internet-based retail giant. Many businesses such as convenience stores, drugstores and grocery stores are welcoming the additional chance at increasing revenue as well as foot traffic into their businesses.

USPS has added its own version of parcel lockers, called gopost, in limited test locations to increase shipping convenience for its customers. Gopost offers three different locker sizes to accommodate different package dimensions and allows customers to pick up packages at a time more convenient for them.

Businesses that have a bank of parcel lockers at or near their location have the potential to enjoy increased sales from the additional foot traffic in the area. Establishing other partnerships in the mailing industry could be an effective way for two businesses to generate more revenue by working together than either business could make alone.

What other businesses do you think USPS could partner with to expand its revenue?

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