DPD UK teams up with Collect+ to expand parcel shop network

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DPD UK has confirmed that over 3,000 Collect+ parcel shops are to be added to the DPD Pickup network, as part of a deal with PayPoint, the owner of Collect+.

The new deal will expand the DPD UK Pickup network to over 6,000 stores nationwide, with 3,000 Collect+ outlets being added. According to DPD, 97% of the UK population will now be within five miles of a DPD Pickup store.

DPD Pickup launched in 2015 in the country and has grown rapidly since, both in terms of store brands recruited to the network and parcel volumes. DPD UK customers can already divert parcels for collection to participating Sainsbury’s/Argos stores, Matalan, Go Outdoors, Blacks, Millets, Homebase and Doddle Click and Collect points in Morrison’s by using the DPD app or the in-flight options in their parcel notifications.

Collect+ was established in 2009, with PayPoint becoming the outright owners in April 2020, opening the way for new partnerships with other carriers.

Dwain McDonald, DPD UK’s CEO commented: “Our aim is to have the most accessible parcel network in the UK and to give our parcel recipients real convenience and even more control over how their parcel is delivered. Therefore, this is a key partnership for us, and I’m really pleased to be working with PayPoint and growing the network in this way.

Source: DPD