The rapidly growing online market and the increasing digitization of life lead to an unrestricted flow of goods and a continuously available product range. At the same time, customer expectations are increasing in terms of delivery speed and flexibility. In combination with a rise in price transparency, a high cost pressure is developed. This presents manufacturers and logisticians with an enormous challenge. For logistics, it is especially the last mile in the final delivery of parcels, which builds the pressure on results and requires new solutions. Adding up to this is the increasing criticism and the sensitization of environmental and traffic problems, especially in metropolitan areas. A solution to this problem is the use of parcel collection points in the B2C segment, which can reduce the time and cost expenditure for the parcel service providers by bundling the shipments and relieve some of the burden on road users as well as residents. In this work, parcel shops and locker systems are used to examine the functionality and performance of parcel collection points and to analyze their potential applications in rural as well as urban areas. Based on economic considerations from the perspective of customers, logistics and operators, it is possible to deduce which forms of package collection points can be integrated in the various environments and which future perspectives can be derived from them.