eBay has partnered with PayPoint to allow eBay sellers and buyers to use the Collect+ network for deliveries. eBay is the first multi-carrier partner for Collect+ signed by PayPoint.
eBay customers will initially have access to 2,500 selected stores within the Collect+ network from the beginning of October, in time for the start peak season before expanding across the rest of the 7,000 strong network.
Commenting Dominic Taylor, CEO of PayPoint, said: “This deal is perfectly in-line with our parcel strategy as we move Collect+ to become the industry solution for a multi-carrier approach. We know that half of people collecting a parcel are visiting their local stores for the first time. The eBay deal therefore represents a significant boost in footfall and possible sales for our Collect+ retailers.”
eBay UK Vice President, Rob Hattrell, said: ’24 million customers shop with us every month. We want to make it as convenient as possible for them to get the item they’re looking for. Our partnership with CollectPlus is a great boost to our delivery options, giving customers thousands more locations to choose from when they are shopping.’
A new Parcels retailer app will be launched at the same time to improve in-store operations via parcels scanning in and out away from the counter, accepting driver deliveries via mobile and creates extra capacity to serve customers during busy times. The app will be available on iOS and Android.
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