Kietzbote brings packages from the microdepot to the house

Kietzbote brings packages from the microdepot to the house

Kietmboten prevail the suppliers in a berlin pilot project, which were no matter which parcel service providers via the last mile to the addressee. Since this week you are traveling in charlottenburg-wilmersdorf and bring the packages when the addressees would wish you. The logistics companies deliver their packages to a microdepot, from there they will be moved on load rackets or handcarts.

Addressees do not send the senders to the senders, but the kiezboten delivery address. If a package has arrived, the addressees with a smartphone app can determine the time window in which they want to be supplied from the kietmen. Previously, you must register for the service.

Less car traffic in the district

In the research project kopkib (customer-oriented parcel delivery by the kiezboten) of the university of applied sciences for technology and economics berlin involved are the online handler zalando se, the wheel logistics company cycle logistics cl gmbh and the research department of logistics consultation 4flow ag. First of all, they want to test the encouragement and conditions for a service on the last mile, which should provide that the vans of dhl, ups, hermes co. Not all have to drive himself through the neighborhood, but only control a central point from which the goods are distributed environmentally friendly.

The growing online trading and thus also increasing delivery traffic has already asked some ideas. Federal traffic minister andreas scheuer said, for example,, packages could be transported by subway; the berliner public transport companies showed the opposite skeptical. Also on delivery robots and package drones is scared. The keyword "microdepots" fell in berlin already in the project "cooperative use of microdepots" (komodo) in which the parcel service provider dhl, dpd, gls, hermes and ups in the prenzlauer berg gathered experiences with the delivery borne.

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