Allegro, the operator of leading b-to-c and c-to-c marketplaces in Poland, has launched four parcel delivery lockers in Warsaw and Poznań. Most of the other machines will be launched during this summer and the entire network of 1,500 parcel delivery lockers will start operating this autumn.
Allegro announced the launch of a network of parcel machines in March this year. The move is meant to secure Allegro’s delivery network in the face of reshuffles at InPost, its largest delivery partner.
Allegro extended its agreement with Inpost for another seven years in October last year. Since then, InPost also entered into a cooperation agreement with Amazon and floated on Amsterdam Stock Exchange. Allegro had a pre-emption right to buy InPost but it didn’t take advantage of it as it found the price too expensive.
The parcel delivery lockers are delivered by Modern-Expo, which is a Poland-based manufacturer of store equipment for retail and e-commerce.
Allegro’s FY2020 net revenue was 4 billion Polish zlotys ($1.1 billion U.S.), up by 54.2% from 2.6 billion Polish zlotys in FY2019. Adjusted EBITDA was 1.8 billion Polish zlotys ($475.2 million U.S.) last year, which was 30.8% more than in FY2019.
As of the end of 2020, Allegro had around 13 million active buyers on its marketplace, an increase of almost 15% from 2019.