The convenience of online shopping is unmatched and the Dutch startup Smarmile, which operates smart parcel stations, intends to make it only better. Smartmile has partnered up with the Finnish Telecom provider Elisa to launch a new delivery service. This new service called Smartmile Now will enable customers to instantly collect their phones ordered from Elisa’s online store in select cities. Do note that this is an instant service where you place your order and you get to pick up your phone, whereas when one orders a device online, it usually takes a couple of days for them to receive their new phone.
Where is the new service available?
The Smartmile Now service is currently available only in select cities. These cities include Turku, Tampere, Porvoo, Kirkkonummi and Tuusula. Users who order phones from Elisa’s online shop can pick up their device from Smartmile’s robotic parcel machines, some of which are open 24/7. This service is being rolled out after being piloted in Tampere last summer,