A new home terminal allows grocery deliveries to occur at any time of day
The average grocery shopping trip takes 41 minutes. Multiplied by an average of 1.5 trips per week, the average person spends over 53 hours each year grocery shopping. While online grocery shopping has been growing rapidly, it also requires that someone is home to accept the deliveries. Now, retail solutions company Cleveron have developed the CleverPod, a robotics-based parcel terminal designed for home use.
Springwise has already covered earlier Cleveron-designed parcel terminals: a smart mailbox, called SnapLocker; a robotic storage tower; and an in-store, self-service kiosk called the CleverFlex. These innovations allow customers to order online and pick up at a location near them.
The CleverPod is a personal parcel locker which operates via a mobile app. The Pod is installed in front of an individual house. It can accept delivery of groceries, as well as packages and regular mail, eliminating the need to wait at home for deliveries. To start, Cleveron is working on a pilot project with the Estonian national mail operator Omniva and international delivery company DPD. They have also partnered with two large Estonian supermarkets, Coop and Selver. Users can rent the CleverPod lockers, and have groceries and household goods delivered to their locker.