DPD partners with Collect+

DPD has agreed a deal with parcel pick-up and drop-off network Collect+ to use its 3,000 sores as part of the DPD Pickup network. This will double its reach and allow DPD Pickup to have outlets within five miles of 97% of the UK population.

The DPD Pickup service was launched in 2015 and has grown rapidly as it added major store brands to the network. DPD customers can divert their parcels for collection at stores including Sainsbury’s/Argos, Matalan, Go Outdoors, Blacks, Millets and Doddle amongst others using the DPD app or via the in-flight options on their parcel notifications.

Collect+ was originally set up in 2009 by a retail and courier company in partnership with PayPoint. PayPoint became outright owners in April 2020, allowing Collect+ to become carrier-agnostic and reach out to other delivery companies.

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.

“DPD Pickup gives people a real choice, with a mix of big-name stores with loads of parking and other amenities, which may well fit in with their daily routines, as well as super-convenient locations close to home. It is also important to us that the customer experience and the service level is in keeping with everything we are about at DPD.  Our technology works well with PayPoint to create a really smart partnership and I’m confident the experience for DPD recipients will be spot-on.”

Ben Ford, Retail Services Director at PayPoint, commented, “We’re delighted to work with DPD to allow Collect+ retailers to provide parcel services to even more of their customers. We have seen an unprecedented boom in online shopping in recent months and our network gives parcel recipients more options for convenient and safe delivery and collection. It also gives our retailer partners another reason for shoppers to use their store, add value and increase sales.”