7. October 2019 | Presseinformation

A1 parcel station opened at Baden station

A1 parcel station opened at Baden station

  • Innovative service for commuters  

  • Parcel service providers DPD and GLS also use A1 parcel station
  • Baden’s local economy benefits  
  • Simple operation by means of an app  
  • Open 24/7  

“We are pleased that we have opened our first A1 parcel station at a railway station in Baden together with our partners ÖBB, DPD and GLS”, says A1 CEO Marcus Grausam. For the first time, an A1 parcel station will be used by several parcel service providers and additionally by local companies and private individuals. “We are thus offering the local economy and of course the population of Baden a very convenient and simultaneously time-saving way to deposit or collect their parcels”.  

For local companies and their customers, the A1 parcel station virtually extends opening hours, as it is accessible around the clock and people can pick up their parcels when they find the time.   In addition, the two parcel service providers DPD and GLS can also use the A1 parcel station as an alternative delivery location if the consignee is not at home.  

“We aim to make everyday life easier for our passengers. The fact that they can now pick up their parcels and orders directly at the station saves time and travel”, explains Silvia Angelo, Managing Director of ÖBB-Infrastruktur AG.  

DPD CEO Rainer Schwarz explains: “For us at DPD Austria this is a further service for our customers, who are thus offered the opportunity to collect their parcels at a transport hub and around the clock. We also welcome this modern solution because it shows how easy it can be for several parcel service providers to be represented at a shared A1 parcel station”.

Authorised signatory Eberhard Thiele, GLS District Sales Manager, states: “We are happy to participate in this project because the location of the parcel stations directly at railway stations is very advantageous and they are open systems. This is both consumer-friendly and innovative”.  
Mayor Stefan Szirucsek comments on the new service in Baden: “A1’s parcel service offers support for a wide range of everyday situations where quick, uncomplicated solutions are required. The contemporary, innovative technology is easy to operate and fits perfectly with the dynamic orientation of our city”.  

And it works as simply as this

The communication between parcel service providers and their customers is direct. The collection of these parcels is free of charge for customers. Private individuals and companies can easily rent a locker with the A1 parcel app and pay by credit card. The shipper and consignee receive a QR code for opening the locker directly, either in the A1 parcel app or by text message and email for non-registered customers. The lockers can be used free of charge until the end of the year, after that they cost 1-4 euros per day depending on size.  
“In the next few weeks we will be putting more A1 parcel stations into operation at stations in Lower Austria, Styria and Carinthia. For our further rollout, we are open for additional cooperation with parcel logistics companies, businesses and location providers,” Grausam concludes.