Royal Mail announced the extension of its Local Collect network, the click and collect service for online shoppers, with the addition of new collection points at 1,222 Royal Mail delivery offices. Local Collect is already available at many Post Office branches across the country.
Amazon is the first retailer to make use of the extended Local Collect network. From 20 October, it is expected Amazon shoppers around the UK will be able to collect online purchases from their local Royal Mail delivery office
Royal Mail delivery offices are currently open six days a week, with around 100 of the busiest offices also open on Sundays.
Local Collect launched in 2013 in partnership with the Post Office and is also available to all of Royal Mail’s contract and SME customers. Royal Mail aims to offer these customers access to the extended network in the future.
Nick Landon, Managing Director, Royal Mail Parcels, said, “The success of Local Collect with the Post Office has shown the importance of having accessible, local options for consumers to collect their online shopping. The extension of the network to include Royal Mail customer service points gives more options and more flexibility to consumers, making Local Collect not only the biggest but also the most convenient collection network in the UK.”
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