Singapore Post launches 24-hour parcel delivery kiosks

About a half a million customers of Singapore Post's vPost service, which helps online shoppers buy items from overseas, will now not miss parcel deliveries when they are not home. SingPost has launched an automated delivery locker system that lets customers receive their parcels round the clock.

Dubbed PopStation (Pick Own Parcel Station), the free service has been available since last month to select users of its vPost service.

Measuring 7m by 2m, or about the size of a utility room, each PopStation comes with about 80 to 100 lockers of various sizes. There are currently five PopStations located at the Paya Lebar, Bishan, Sengkang and Tanglin post offices, and at the National University of Singapore.

When a parcel is ready for collection, customers will get an e-mail or text message with a code. Users need to go to the PopStation they had selected, scan the code and a locker containing their package will pop open. Within the next two years, SingPost plans to roll out up to 100 such lockers which are built by Australian company TZ Limited.