OKIPPA Spreads in Japan, While PopBox Spreads in Indonesia
The time spent at home is increasing as the impact of the new coronavirus, and delivery services are rapidly growing in Japan, even major e-commerce such as Amazon, Rakuten, Uniqlo, ZOZOTOWN provide delivery services too. You can now choose the delivery option for the above ECs. DX-Navigator has also taken up as follows.
The storage bag provided by the company is a 13 cm square bag. It is about the size of two smartphones, and usually, it is hung on the doorknob with a padlock. If you choose to use the OKIPPA bag for delivery, the delivery person will finish the delivery by packing the packages in the bag, locking it with the special padlock, and reporting the delivery completion through an app. Customers can check the delivery status in the app.
OKIPPA has been on sale since September 2018 and can be purchased at the company’s official shop (site) for 3980 yen. According to the company, it is currently used by 130,000 households nationwide. Since 2019, the company has participated in the “Deferred Delivery Study Meeting” sponsored by the Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry, and this partnership with Rakuten has also been realized through the exchange of opinions at the association*4.
ECS has been growing in Indonesia for the past few years, and life has become much more convenient.
In fact, a few years ago, it was a challenge to get Japanese food in a local city, but now we can order it on ECs, and a few days later we can receive it. Indonesia’s largest EC, Tokopedia, is a unicorn company funded by Alibaba in China and SoftBank in Japan.
Given the risks of theft, deferred delivery in Indonesia may not be easy. On the other hand, it seems that domestic companies also provide courier lockers like PUDO provided by Yamato Transport in Japan. One of them is PopBox, which was founded in 2015.
The lockers provided by PopBox can be used in the following ways.
- Receive Packages
- Ship Packages
- Coin locker
You can set the destination in the app and deposit the packages in the locker for shipment. Currently, there are more than 220 lockers installed in 14 cities. Due to the influence of the new coronavirus, the new lifestyle “New Normal” has become a keyword in Indonesia. How will logistics change in New Normal?