Amazon Launches Automated Lockers in Repsol, Día and Telepizza Stores

28 November 2017 – El País

Amazon is bringing its automated lockers to Spain. They are now located in more than 120 places across 30 Spanish cities, where customers may receive their packages in a simple and safe way, according to a statement issued by the e-commerce giant today (Tuesday).

The lockers are located at selected Repsol gas stations, Telepizza restaurants, Merlin and Unibail shopping centres, Día supermarkets and OhMyBox storage spaces. They are located in Madrid, Barcelona, Alicante, Sevilla, Tarragona, Valencia, Granada, Murcia and 21 other cities.

This is a collection option for customers who do not want to have to be at home to receive deliveries. Amazon Lockers are automated lockers from where customers can collect their packages at their own convenience. Amazon’s customers can choose the Amazon Locker that fits with their daily schedule, be it at a gas station on the outskirts of town or at one of the shopping centres, pizza restaurants or supermarkets located in the city centre.

More than half of the pick-up points are located at Repsol gas stations, specifically, it has 70 sites across 21 provinces, according to the oil and gas company.

Barcode access

After buying on, customers are invited to select the Amazon Locker of their choice where they can collect their package at the time that best suits them. As soon as the package arrives at the locker, the customer receives an email notification with a unique code, as well as the address and opening hours of the locker that he/she has selected. Once at the pick-up point, customers can either enter the code manually or scan the barcode to access their packages.

Customers have three days to collect their packages before they are returned to Amazon. Some of the lockers are available for customers 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

“Our customers in 30 Spanish cities can now use Amazon Lockers. We are delighted that they can choose where and when they collect their orders”, said François Nuyts, Vice-President and Director General of and “We are investing heavily in Spain to constantly improve the shopping experience for our customers and we are proud to offer Amazon Lockers as an alternative, as well as to work with our partner companies, such as Repsol, Telepizza, Unibail and Día, amongst many others, to offer a new service to our customers.

Original story: El País (by Ramón Muñoz)

Translation: Carmel Drake

Bluespace Buys Building In Madrid From The Baraka Group

11 March 2015 – Expansión

Bluespace is bringing its storage rental business to the centre of Madrid, in a deal valued at €8 million. The self-storage company has acquired the building located on Avenida de los Toreros, 8, in the district of Salamanca, where it plans to open a new centre, containing one thousand ‘lockers’ or mini-storage spaces, by the end of the year; it will be the company’s fourth largest space.

The property, measuring almost 8,000 square metres, was owned by Baraka Global Invest, the real estate group (in turn) owned by the Murcian businessman Trinitario Casanova. Until now, the building was occupied by a Peugeot car dealership.

The investment of €8 million includes both the acquisition of the building, as well as the cost of refurbishment for its new use. The new centre will have floor space of 4,500 square metres and, in addition to the storage spaces, will also include a business centre and meeting rooms, and will offer clients a removals service.

This transaction is the largest closed by Bluespace since January, when the company was taken over by the Fremont Group, an investment company from San Francisco (USA).

Network of centres

Bluespace is headquartered in Sant Just Desvern (Barcelona) and has a network of 22 (owned) centres located in Madrid, Barcelona and Valencia. It also has 25 partner centres in 22 cities across Spain.

Bluespace’s largest centres are located in Sant Just Desvern, Alcorcón (Madrid) and on Avenida Ramón y Cajal, also in the Spanish capital.

In 2013, the company generated turnover of €18.26 million and an EBITDA of €7.62 million.

Original story: Expansión (by J.O.)

Translation: Carmel Drake