UK retailers can now offer DPD deliver-to-shop at checkout

DPD has announced the launch of a new ‘click & collect’ initiative that enables retailers to offer delivery straight to a customer’s nearest DPD ‘Pickup shop’ at checkout.

The parcel delivery firm has a nationwide network of 6,000 shops where shoppers can pick up their parcels, which include the Post Office, Sainsbury's, Homebase, Argos, Morrisons, Go Outdoors, Matalan and the Coop, as well as independent convenience stores.

As part of the move, the company is teaming up with retail tech business HubBox, which will provide a plug and play software for retailers to integrate into their e-commerce website.

DPD parcel recipients are already able to divert a parcel to their chosen Pickup shop using the DPD app or from their parcel notifications if they aren't going to be home, but this is the first time retailers in the UK have been able to offer a DPD 'deliver to shop' option at checkout.

"Our reliance on online shopping is greater now than ever,” said Elaine Kerr, chief executive, DPD UK. “Post-pandemic we need to develop new solutions for parcel recipients, now they aren't at home all the time.”

Kerr added: “We talk to online shoppers all the time and we know they like our Pickup network with bigger name stores and greater accessibility. As a result, we've seen a growth in the number of parcels going into our shops and this is a really smart way of helping retailers meet that growing demand for 'click & collect'."

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