- 4 October 2016
- Transport / Logistics Services
The new addition of Sainsburys to the DPD Pickup parcel ship will give DPD a “further advantage” during the upcoming peak period according to the company’s CEO, Dwain McDonald.
Sainsburys is launching around 200 new Click & Collect points in stores across the UK. Customers will also be able to pick up their parcels from DPD stores as well.
All new Click & Collect points will have tablets for customers to ‘check in’ digitally, and this will speed up the time it takes from arriving at the store to receiving those parcels for collection.
The DPD Pickup service was launched in June last year and now customers can collect parcels from more than 2500 DPD Pickup shops that include Halfords, Doddle as well as the Rowlands and Numark pharmacy chains.
DPD’s McDonald commented in a statement: “DPD Pickup has been a fantastic addition to the real time, in-flight options we offer customers, and Sainsbury’s fits perfectly with what we are trying to do. The in-store experience is excellent and DPD customers will have the reassurance of knowing their parcel has been securely stored for them. In addition, they will have the convenience of parking, the new speedy Click & Collect digital checkouts and being able to do other shopping at the same time.
“With Peak approaching, this is another important development for us. I think click & collect is going to be huge again this Christmas and when you can select your local Sainsbury’s from the list of available DPD Pickup stores, you can just see people combining that with a bit of Christmas food shopping or some last minute gift buying.”
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