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Etteplan MORE to implement digitalization of Posti’s parcel services

News Release - Published: 23.01.2020 - 13:00:00
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The introduction of the OmaPosti kiosk self-service terminals supplied by Etteplan MORE marks a natural extension to the cooperation between Posti, Finland’s leading postal and logistics service, and Etteplan MORE concerning parcel lockers. For some time now, Etteplan MORE has been responsible for maintaining the software for Posti’s parcel lockers and SmartPost, and now this collaboration is expanding to self-service terminals.

The OmaPosti kiosk self-service terminal is a new addition to Posti’s digital services. It is a device that allows customers to handle their own postal matters, such as paying for and sending parcels. If they wish, customers can contact Posti’s customer service via a video call. Etteplan’s software development unit Etteplan MORE is responsible for implementing and delivering the OmaPosti kiosk self-service terminals.

OmaPosti kiosk self-service terminals are available at Posti’s Box, opened on Keskuskatu in Helsinki (https://www.posti.com/media/mediauutiset/2019/box-avautuu/), which is a space in the heart of Helsinki with a focus on e-commerce. Box is designed for Posti’s consumer customers and online retailers and also functions as a testing space for the self-service terminals. Posti is looking to accelerate growth in e-commerce with these innovative concepts.

The plan is to use the self-service terminals in OmaPosti kiosks to be opened in the future. These will supplement Posti’s service network in a whole new way. The kiosks contain parcel lockers in addition to the self-service terminals.

In the next few years, Posti intends to significantly expand the OmaPosti network. Posti’s strategy is to seek strong growth in parcel and e-commerce and logistics, and Etteplan MORE will help it achieve this goal. 

The first OmaPosti kiosk self-service terminal delivered by Etteplan MORE was taken into use in Askola in summer 2019. Posti was awarded for this work with the “Retail/Customer Service Innovation of the Year 2019” award at the Parcel and Post expo (https://www.parcelandpostexpo.com/en/awards.php).

“The OmaPosti kiosk self-service terminal is a natural continuation of our earlier collaboration with Posti. The self-service terminals complement the services offered by parcel lockers in areas frequented by consumer customers,” says Esa Mäkelä, Managing Director of Etteplan MORE, Etteplan’s software unit.

“Etteplan MORE has proven to be the right choice of partner for developing the OmaPosti kiosks,” says Lasse Huttunen, Posti’s Director, Retail Network. “The development schedule was extremely tight, but Etteplan MORE did a fantastic job. The experiences and development suggestions collected from the pilot project have been utilized in the next development versions on a short schedule, which is critical for succeeding in this type of concept development.”

Etteplan’s software unit Etteplan MORE has a long-term partnership with Posti, with responsibility for maintaining the software for Posti’s parcel lockers. Etteplan MORE is in charge of the technical support and maintenance of the parcel locker software. During 2019, the maintenance cooperation expanded to also include SmartPost parcel lockers which are located in residential buildings and at workplaces.

(https://www.etteplan.com/releases/etteplan-and-posti-will-expand-their-cooperation-include-software-smartpost-parcel-lockers)


More information:

Esa Mäkelä, Managing Director, Etteplan MORE, tel. +358 40 707 4059  

Outi Torniainen, SVP, Marketing and Communications, tel. +358 10 307 3302

Lasse Huttunen, Director, Retail Network, Posti, tel. +358 50 380 7943


Etteplan in brief

Etteplan provides solutions for industrial equipment and plant engineering, software and embedded solutions, and technical documentation solutions to the world’s leading companies in the manufacturing industry. Our services are geared to improve the competitiveness of our customers’ products, services and engineering processes throughout the product life cycle. The results of Etteplan’s innovative engineering can be seen in numerous industrial solutions and everyday products.

In 2018, Etteplan had a turnover of approximately EUR 236 million. The company currently has over 3,400 professionals in Finland, Sweden, the Netherlands, Germany, Poland and China. Etteplan's shares are listed on Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd under the ETTE ticker. www.etteplan.com

Etteplan MORE is Etteplan’s software unit, www.etteplanmore.com.

Posti in brief

Posti is the leading postal and logistics service company in Finland. Our core business includes postal services, parcels, freight and logistics services. We have the widest network coverage in Finland and we visit about three million households and companies every weekday. We manage the flow of everyday life in 11 countries. Our net sales in 2018 amounted to EUR 1.6 billion and the number of our personnel is approximately 18,500. www.posti.com