Vinted – Europe’s largest online consumer-to-consumer marketplace dedicated to second-hand fashion – has formed a partnership with InPost Group, a leading European ecommerce delivery provider, to radically revamp Vinted’s shipping across Europe.
The service will be provided under the InPost brand in the UK, Poland and Italy, and Mondial Relay in France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Portugal, and Spain.
The agreement will leverage InPost’s extensive cross-border network of 35,000 out-of-home delivery sites across Europe. In the UK, the partnership means that Vinted sellers can drop off parcels at one of over 3,000 lockers units across the country in a matter of seconds and at a time that suits them, for onward delivery to buyers’ homes. The partnership aims to make parcel drop-offs easy and contact-free for second-hand sellers, enabling them to fit them around their daily lives.
Vytautas Atkočaitis, Shipping Director at Vinted, says: “As a business focused on giving our members great choices about how to send and receive packages, with a particular focus on PUDO and locker options, we’re pleased to continue our successful partnership with InPost and Mondial Relay in multiple markets in Europe.”
“This is our first pan-European delivery partnership, involving all eight markets where we’re present, and we’re confident that this is just the beginning,” adds InPost CEO, Rafał Brzoska. “Our agreement with Vinted proves that InPost has the scale and the skills to be a strategic out-of-home delivery partner for companies operating in markets across Europe, with a particular focus on out-of-home services. We are happy to be part of Vinted’s shipping solution.”
The pan-European partnership will vary by market, for example in Poland Vinted buyers will also be able to receive purchases from lockers; offering an economical, convenient option that lets them receive purchases at a time that suits them – rather than waiting at home to receive parcels. In addition to the cost savings over home delivery, shipping to the company’s Automated Parcel Machine (APM) lockers and other locations reduces CO2 emissions by as much as two-thirds in cities compared to door-to-door services.
Vinted is the largest online consumer-to-consumer marketplace in Europe dedicated to second-hand fashion, with more than 50 million members in 13 European countries, as well as in the US and Canada.