COLLECTPLUS, the parcel service which operates through convenience stores, has opened a new outlet in Peterborough.
The new outlet provides an alternative for parcel senders in Peterborough, in allowing them to pick up or deliver packages from their local convenience shop at a time that suits them, instead of having to wait in for the delivery at home.
The innovative delivery and returns company offers customers a “Click and CollectPlus” option whereby those wishing to purchase online will be able to pick up their items via CollectPlus’ network of over 4,600 local convenience stores, all of which are open early until late and most, seven days a week. CollectPlus also handle returns for retail partners, allowing its customers to return purchases at a time and place that suits them.
Over 85 per cent of people in towns in the UK are within a mile of a CollectPlus outlet, which are all part of the PayPoint network. The CollectPlus partnership will provide additional choice, flexibility and convenience for the retailer and their shoppers.
The service returns and delivers items for a number of leading online retailers including ASDA Direct, Asos, Oasis, Topshop, Boden, Very.co.uk, Amazon and eBay.
CollectPlus, which is available through selected stores within the national PayPoint network, has expanded its number of participating shops by a fifth in the past six months, taking it to a third of the size of the Post Office’s parcel delivery estate. Unlike the Post Office, however, the majority of shops offering CollectPlus are open seven days a week and for longer than traditional opening hours.
Mark Lewis, CEO of CollectPlus said, “The people of Peterborough deserve a convenient parcel service on their doorstep. The opening of this new Collect+ outlet in the city means that people can send their parcels seven days a week at a time convenient to them.”
Founded in 2009, the service is a joint venture between PayPoint, the leading retail payment network and Yodel, the UK’s leading parcel delivery company.