Doddle, the railway station parcel shop, has partnered with delivery company DPD’s collect and return network to provide customers with additional options for order collections. Key locations include Waterloo Station, Cannon Street, Victoria and Westfield Stratford shopping centre.
Tim Robinson, Doddle CEO said: "Doddle stores are strategically located in and around major UK train stations, to make parcel collection and delivery something customers can do quickly and easily as part of their commute. Retailers are now more focussed than ever on giving their shoppers the best delivery experience possible. DPD's home delivery service is held in very high regard by retailers, but by teaming up I think we can offer both retailers and parcel recipients an unbeatable proposition."
From this month onwards, DPD Pickup locations, including Doddle’s 35 stores will be available for consumers as ab alternative option to come delivery. The aim of the partnership is to essentially give customers even more choice and flexibility with their orders.
DPD’s CEO Dwain McDonald added: “One of our core objectives was to have shops located within five minutes of most people in London, and working with Doddle gives us some fantastic locations in the capital.
“DPD Pickup is all about helping to put our customers in control of where and when their parcel is delivered and giving them even more choice. Doddle shops are accessible, easy to use and have the capacity to handle very large volumes of parcels. When you couple that with our Predict and Follow My Parcel services you get a very smart proposition indeed and a great customer experience" McDonald added.
Doddle will join Halfords and the Rowlands and Numark Pharmacy chains that have already signed up under DPD in January. Further retail partners are likely to be announced in the coming weeks as DPD builds a network of 2,500 parcel shops located at retail outlets that are within ten minutes of most UK citizens.