Regional shopping centre Meadowhall is to offer shoppers the chance to collect online parcels via a new service, it has been announced today.
Delivery service provider Collect Plus has signed a deal with the Sheffield-based centre which will allow customers to drop off parcels or collect online purchases at a time and place convenient to them.
A partnership between parcel delivery company Yodel and payment provider PayPoint, Collect Plus was last year awarded ‘Most Innovative Delivery Service’ at the IMRG eCommerce Excellence Awards.
Mark Lewis, CollectPlus CEO, said: “Offering the CollectPlus service in partnership with Meadowhall, is an excellent example of our focus on providing our customers with the most convenient ways possible to drop off and collect their parcels.
“For Meadowhall’s busy shoppers and retail staff this means an end to wasted Saturdays or lunchtime queuing at out of town Royal Mail depots to return parcels and, instead, a greater focus on choice and convenience – that importantly can fit better into their everyday lives.”
Property company British Land owns Meadowhall as well as shopping centres Glasgow Fort & Drake Circus and earlier this year, the company revealed overall occupancy at its retail sites stood at 98.4 per cent at the end of last year, highlighting the popularity of the centres.
Darren Pearce, Centre Director at Meadowhall Shopping Centre, welcomed the news.
“Meadowhall prides itself on being at the forefront of the latest developments and changes in the retail industry,” he commented.
“We expect to see a number of shoppers and staff take advantage of the CollectPlus service , which will be the first of its kind in a shopping centre.”