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Retailers team up to expand 'click-and-collect' services

26 March 2015

We’ve already seen some alliances in click-and-collect between individual retailers – remember the tie-up between Ebay and Argos in 2013?

Not surprisingly, this idea of sharing of excess space between retailers has been pushed to the next level recently – with retailers realising the benefits of coming together for the greater good.

We’ve already seen the success of Collect + which provides a network of over 5500 local convenience stores to act as pick up points for deliveries for over 30 brands.

Now, Halfords is among the retailers that have already signed up to logistics firm DPD’s PickUp click-and-collect initiative – committing 351 of its stores.

The intention behind this scheme is to drive footfall to stores by providing convenient collection points. DPD is seeking to build a network of 2,500 stores across the larger retailers in the UK.

All this follows on from the Government’s removal for the requirement for planning permission to install pick-up points in stores. Expect to see an explosion of click-and-collect service across the retail industry!

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