PayPoint has officially launched its eBay click and collect service. Following the announcement of a strategic partnership in July, eBay joins Collect+ – the click and collect solution for UK online merchants – and is the first multi-carrier partner to be signed by PayPoint.
The eBay click and collect service is live at 2,500 Collect+ locations, giving eBay sellers and buyers the option to have purchases delivered to a local PayPoint store via a carrier service of their choice. The launch has been welcomed by PayPoint’s retail partners.
The initial deployment into a mix of independent and a number of multiple and symbol stores including Nisa, McColls, Spar and One Stop has been completed in time for the peak parcel season including Black Friday, Cyber Monday and the Christmas period.
Lewis Alcraft, commercial director of PayPoint, said, “As online shopping continues to boom, bricks and mortar retailers can increasingly feel left out in the cold. However, the savviest are capitalising on the online trend, recognizing the opportunity that convenient parcel services represent as a great way of enticing people into store.
“We are delighted that the eBay click and collect service is now up and running in 2,500 stores in time for the busiest online trading period of the year.”
Rob Hattrell, eBay UK vice president, said, “24 million customers shop with us every month. We want to make it as convenient as possible for them to get the item they’re looking for. Our partnership with Collect+ is a great boost to our delivery options, giving customers thousands more locations to choose from when they are shopping.”