Royal Mail will further extend its Local Collect network
Amy | On 21, Oct 2015
Royal Mail will be further extending their Local Collect network, by opening new collection points at more than 1,222 Royal Mail delivery offices. Royal Mail announced that “Amazon will be the first retailer to make us of this extended network”.
Royal Mail is extending by 10% which is a part of their goal to tailor its delivery services to the changing needs of shoppers and brands. This should be giving consumers more flexibility and convenience in choosing when and where they would like to collect the products they have bought online.
Nick Landon, Managing Director at 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.”
Click and Collect
Since Royal Mail launched the Local Click in 2013, it has been the biggest click and collect network in the UK. Also, based on a research conducted by IMRG this past April, around 80 million deliveries were made through click and collect and a third party collection points last year.
The 1,222 Royal Mail Delivery offices are open 6 days a week, of which around 100 of the busiest offices are also open on Sundays.