Post Office and DPD partner on ‘Buy-In-Branch’ parcel delivery

The Post Office has announced it is teaming up with DPD to offer in-branch customers access to a wider range of parcel delivery options.

The organisation said that the new ‘Buy-In-Branch’ service, which will enable customers to walk up to a counter and choose to send their parcels with DPD, will start in selected branches in time for the festive period.

Post Office said that the move complements its recent launch of Parcels Online, which lets customers compare and purchase shipping online for drop-off in its branches.

The company says that it plans to become a “one-stop hub” where customers can choose their delivery carrier.

"Post Office is innovating to meet changing customer preferences and the increasingly competitive market," said Neill O'Sullivan, managing director of parcels and mails, Post Office. "Our goal is to deliver unmatched access to parcel services, addressing the needs of businesses and retail customers, both now and in the future."

The managing director added that the new service will give customers "additional peace-of-mind" knowing their parcels will be taken care of and arrive safely.

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