Smart Agora parcel kiosks enable cheaper and flexible 24/7 e-commerce deliveries and returns

The Finnish Agora Networks is bringing city dwellers the Agora parcel kiosks with the goal of reducing e-commerce fees with the help of Clear Channel's outdoor advertising and by offering versatile 24/7 services. By the end of 2019 more than 200 kiosks will be set up around Finland and the concept will also be taken abroad.

An Agora kiosk is a multifunctional robotic machine for parcel deliveries, which is located out of doors, and which also helps create new kinds of Smart City services, such as 24/7 remote libraries and remote pharmacies. Agora kiosks also offer a platform for equipment that measures air quality and for WiFi/5G base stations.

Agora Networks has started building a network of Agora kiosks in the Helsinki area and Tampere. The first Agora kiosk was installed at the PostNord terminal in Vantaa in May and the actual construction of the network began in Helsinki with the installation of an Agora kiosk on Monday, 12 November. The goal is to install more than 200 Agora kiosks by the end of 2019. Agora kiosks are to be placed in several cities both in public areas and in retail locations of the K Group.

Agora Networks is a fully Finnish international concept based on a digital software platform, which forms a diverse ecosystem. The international ecosystem includes Agora Networks, Clear Channel, PostNord and Konecranes. The Agora kiosk is based on Agilon technology by Konecranes and the digital displays are from the Kajaani-based Symbicon. The Agora kiosk also represents Finnish know-how in industrial design. The device was designed by Aivan Oy.

Further information on the Agora Networks ecosystem is available from: Agora Networks, CEO Jukka Lempiäinen +358 50 511 51 31, Clear Channel Finland, Development & Product Director Lassi Tolonen +358 40 523 0041, Konecranes Agilon, VP Tapani Tilus +358 40 716 7181, PostNord Suomi, CEO Kimmo Hyttinen +358 50 521 09 77, Symbicon, CEO Pasi Karppanen +358 40 300 48 10.