The Courier Guy is launching a new smart terminal platform called PUDO (Pick Up Drop Off) to provide South Africans with more convenience and flexibility to send and receive parcels. PUDO makes use of smart lockers and a mobile app to make the delivery of packages easier for consumers.
This seems to be a variation on a previous service (Pargo) that used some retail shops including pharmacies, and the Aramex service via Pick 'n Pay branches. This service offers more flexibility as you can effectively drop off or collect a parcel at 3am if necessary. Seems you can use a mobile app to book a locker of the correct size, drop your parcel off in the locker, and it will be delivered to a destination locker for someone to collect (not clear if that also offers a to-door delivery.
Yes the challenge with courier services is you are often not at a single designated place for days on end waiting for a parcel to arrive or be collected so this helps fill that niche.
#southafrica Pick Up, Drop Off – A new way to send packages in South Africa
New smart terminals are aimed at providing South Africans with convenience and flexibility when sending or receiving packages.