UK postal operator Royal Mail has extended its Local Collect network with the addition of new collection points at 1,222 Royal Mail delivery offices. Local Collect is one of the UK’s largest click and collect networks and is already available at 10,500 Post Office branches across the country.
The 10% extension will give consumers greater flexibility and convenience in choosing when and where to collect their online shopping. In 2014, around 80 million deliveries were made through click and collect and third party collection points in the UK (IMRG Click & Collect Review 2015).
Royal Mail delivery offices are open six days a week and around 100 of these offices with the highest parcels volumes across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are also open on Sundays. Local Collect is also available to all of Royal Mail’s contract and SME customers.
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.”
October 22, 2015