Newcastle United has announced a “unique commercial partnership” with InPost Group to become the club’s Official Parcel Collection and Delivery Service Partner.
The out-of-home delivery provider will install parcel lockers outside of St. James’ Park in a “first of its kind” deal, with the ‘Geordie Lockers’ designed in the black and white of Newcastle.
These lockers will add to the 6,000 already in place across the UK, offering fans the opportunity to benefit from “fast, secure and convenient” deliveries and returns outside of their home stadium.
Newcastle United’s Chief Commercial Officer, Peter Silverstone, said: “This first of its kind Premier League partnership clearly shows a shared commitment from InPost and Newcastle United to be innovative and creative, whilst putting our fans at the heart of activity.
“Our loyal supporters, and the residents of Newcastle, will benefit from convenient, cheaper, and more environmentally friendly deliveries right on the doorstep of their beloved St. James’ Park.
“Similarly, during the 2022-23 season, Newcastle United’s live audience reach grew over 48 per cent in Europe and 44 per cent in the UK, with our number of followers increasing at a rapid pace.”
InPost will also have a digital presence across the club’s digital channels and within St. James’ Park, highlighting the company’s out-of-home delivery service which has more than 60,000 collection points throughout Europe.
The delivery provider has parcel lockers across many major cities in the UK, with ambitions for growth in the North East of England as InPost looks to increase its customer base to more than two million people throughout the UK.
Rafal Brzoska, InPost Group founder and CEO, added: “This exciting partnership underlines our commitment to expand InPost’s presence in the UK and Europe and to provide our best-in-class delivery solutions to a wider audience.
“The demand for consumer convenience across e-commerce has never been higher and we are proud to partner with Newcastle United at such a pivotal time of growth. Newcastle United’s growth over the last 18 months has been remarkable and we are excited to join forces with a club, and business, which matches our ambitious growth plans.
“Exceptional performance is something we both aspire to and this will be a key theme as we bring this partnership to life.”