Post Office runs in-branch trial with Evri in run-up to Christmas
Post Office has teamed up with Evri to trial in-branch sales, parcel pick-ups and drop-offs as it looks to provide a safe and convenient location for customers to send, collect and return their parcels.
The trial will use Evri’s ParcelShop self-service device, which will have a dedicated area within 50 Post Office branches.
Post Office has over 11,500 branches and this is the first time in its 360-year history that it will be directly selling end-to-end delivery products that are not fulfilled by Royal Mail.
Nick Read, chief executive at the Post Office, said: “Evri is a household name and we’re delighted to be working with such an established and successful company to expand the wide range of parcel services that we can offer customers. This is the first time in our history that Post Offices will be selling products for end-to-end delivery with another carrier.
“Last January we had no carrier partnerships, and we’ve now grown our click and collect capabilities fivefold, which is a real testament to the size and reach of the Post Office network and the accessibility it affords consumers. We now look forward to trialling Evri Parcel Shop services in 50 of our branches ahead of Christmas.”