PayPoint and eBay have reached an agreement that will enable eBay sellers and buyers to access the Collect+ network for click and collect parcel services.
The deal sees eBay become the first multi-carrier partner for Collect+ signed by PayPoint. eBay customers will also be able to have their deliveries to Collect+ locations made by their own choice of carrier service.
The new service will initially roll out to 2,500 selected stores within the Collect+ network in time for the start of the peak season – from the beginning of October: ready for Black Friday, Cyber Monday and the Christmas period – with the intention to expand across the rest of the network.
The first stores offering services to eBay customers are expected to go live in September and October 2018.
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 creating extra capacity to serve customers during busy times. The app will be available on iOS and Android.
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.”