Doddle Opens New Parcel Shop in London

Doddle has announced the opening of a new parcel store in Surbiton, London. The new parcel store is located opposite Surbiton train station, which according to Doddle means enjoying the footfall from 4.5 million passengers who travel through Surbiton train station each year.

The new store includes a changing room facility, allowing customers to try on their purchases in-store and return or exchange items on the spot. The promote the opening of the new parcel shop, Doddle is offering customers free collection and dispatch of up to 20 parcels within the UK for free for two weeks.

The new parcel shop is the latest in Doddle’s store roll out programme, which will eventually lead to 100 stores open before the end of 2015. Furthermore, the company is planning to open up to 250 new parcel stores over the next two years. The company is also trialling a new system using “neighbourhood agents”, who will collect and pass on parcels from their homes.

Doddle operates 34 parcel shops at train stations around the UK, enabling commuters to pick up and send parcels as part of their daily commute, avoiding the problem of taking time off to receive parcels at home.

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