Parcel delivery firm DPD has confirmed that over 3,000 Collect+ parcel shops are to be added to its Pickup network, as part of a deal with PayPoint, the owner of Collect+. The deal will expand the DPD Pickup network to over 6,000 stores nationwide.
The company originally launched its Pickup network in 2015 and says the service has grown rapidly since, both in terms of major store brands recruited to the network and parcel volumes. Collect+ was originally created in 2009, with PayPoint becoming the outright owners in April 2020, opening the way for new partnerships with other carriers.
Dwain McDonald, DPD’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.
The deal comes as DPD’s Your DPD app, which has been downloaded eight million times, scooped the Delivery Innovation of the Year award at the Retail Insider Transforming Retail Awards 2020. The app allows recipients to set their own delivery preferences, including being able to search for and select their preferred DPD Pickup location and divert parcels to their shop if they aren’t going to be at home.