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Right now you often pick up parcels at the same place you buy your stamps. Photo: PostNord

Postal service: Swedes like picking up parcels at supermarkets

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Do you like going to a service point to pick up what you've ordered online? E-commerce expert, Arne B Andersson, says people in Sweden like going out to pick up parcels. 

A new housing development in Stockholm's trendy Södermalm is getting parcel boxes at the main door. But the biggest postal delivery company - Postnord - says it is not ready to be in on this.

Arne B. Andersson is their expert in the booming business of online shopping. He says to Radio Sweden his company does not yet know who wiould pay for rolling out lots of parcel post boxes.

Postnord is publicly owned, formed by the merger of Sweden and Denmark's postal services.

Arne B. Andersson says it is convenient for Swedes to go to postal service points, mostly in supermarkets, and do some shopping and other errands at the same time.

But he accepts that eventually consumer pressure will mean homes getting parcel boxes at the door. In three to five years.

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