Independent stores will be able to offer their goods through Deliveroo as part of a new partnership, as footfall is hit by the lockdown during the coronavirus pandemic.
Shops in the PayPoint network can apply to sell goods such as groceries or alcohol through the on-demand courier app, with delivery within 30 minutes.
Lewis Alcraft, chief commercial officer at PayPoint says, “We are delighted that this partnership will benefit not only those who need their household essentials on-demand, but also the incredibly hard-working independent retailers who are playing such a vital role to the communities they serve”.
Deliveroo said: “Our partnership with PayPoint means reaching more people across the UK and, with the vulnerable and self-isolating needing to stay at home, it is more important than ever that we make sure as many people as possible have access to those items they may need quickly, on-demand.”
Major supermarket Morrisons has also partnered with Deliveroo to offer on-demand grocery deliveries during the pandemic as its main distribution channels have become overwhelmed.
The service allows customers to receive delivery in a minimum of 30 minutes of a range of 70 essential items such as bread, meat and vegetables. Products will be offered at the same price as in a Morrisons store, with a flat £4.99 delivery fee.
It is available from over 130 Morrisons stores across the UK, reaching one in four households.