Under the new service, shoppers placing online orders will be able to select where they want DPD parcels delivered to, and if they are located near a Post Office which is included in the roll-out, they will be able to select this option. DPD will then deliver parcels directly to participating Post Offices where shoppers will be able to collect them from the postmaster who will process collections at the counter.
There is no extra charge to use this new service and parcels will be free to click and collect from Post Office branches, although you will have to pay any delivery costs set by the retailer at the point of purchase as normal. We’ve asked if you can also use the service to send your own parcels via DPD to Post Office branches and we’ll update this story when we know more.
The service will be available in 250 of the Post Office’s 11,500 stores from next week before being rolled out to approximately 1,500 branches ahead of Christmas-although the Post Office was unable to disclose at this stage which locations will be included in the initial roll-out .
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