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Bidding process for Taipei Metro pickup lockers begins

Bidding process for Taipei Metro pickup lockers begins

Bidding for Taipei Metro pickup lockers begins

Your package will be available for pickup at a Taipei Metro pickup locker in the near future.

To capitalize on online shopping and auction boom, Taipei Rapid Transit Corporation (TRTC) has installed a total of 108 pickup lockers at nine stations, including Daan, Zhongshan, Shilin, Fuxinggang, Taipei Arena, Nanjing Fuxing, Neihu and Sanchong.

As the TRTC is leasing the facilities, the request to tender begins on March 20 and the opening of tenders is scheduled at early April.

After the pickup lockers begin operation, the operator will offer online shoppers the option of having their purchased goods delivered to a pickup locker of a designated Taipei Metro station, the TRTC said. The operator will send a pickup code to the buyer, with which to enter into the touch screen display and pick up the package, the TRTC said, adding that it’s convenient and confidential.

For the operator, using Taipei Metro pickup lockers means lower cost than using convenient stores and the saved cost can be directly transferred to benefit consumers, the TRTC said.

Some popular online sales operators in Japan have forayed into theier country’s subway systems to reap the rising business opportunities, the TRTC said.

Local consumers have suggested that Taipei Metro install freezing pickup lockers for sweet food and seafood.