German consumers will get paid for their neighbors’ parcels

The pilot project was initially tested in Nuremberg but has now expanded to Berlin, Leipzig, and Dresden

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German consumers will get paid for their neighbors’ parcels. Source: shutterstock.com

Ecommerce News revealed that German logistics company Hermes has launched a pilot project, called PaketFuxx. The project will pay 30 cents per package to consumers who regularly accept parcels for neighbors. In addition to that, Hermes will pay this money if the goods are delivered by another company.

Due to the fact, the number of parcels being delivered keeps increasing, and recipients aren’t at home during the day, Hermes aims to create a compensation model for neighborhood deliveries.

The company unveils that a so-called PaketFüxxe (“Parcel fox”) is a person in a neighborhood who accepts parcels for neighbors who aren’t at home at the time of delivery.

We have developed PaketFuxx based on the customer and his needs. This is why parcel recipients can specify a Paketfuxx as delivery address when they order online, regardless of which company delivers the parcel
Dennis Kollman, Chief Sales Officer of Hermes Germany 

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