Europe’s largest online C2C marketplace Vinted, which allows buyers and sellers to trade second-hand fashion online, has signed a pan-European deal with InPost Group.
The new partnership gives Vinted customers access to 35,000 delivery points across eight markets.
The pair have signed a five-year partnership agreement. 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.
In the UK, the partnership means that Vinted sellers can drop off parcels at one of over 3,000 lockers units across the country.
“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,” said InPost CEO, Rafał Brzoska.
Vytautas Atkočaitis, shipping director at Vinted, said: “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.”
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.