Costcutter has teamed up with Parcelly to deliver a click and collect service aimed at driving new footfall to stores.
Members of the symbol group who sign up to the Parcelly network will receive commission of 61p to 99p per parcel, following the official announcement of the partnership last week. The logistics company also aims to pay beyond 99p for future services, details of which it said would be announced shortly.
Hitesh Modi, of Costcutter BWS in Chesham, Buckinghamshire, said: “I think it’s a good idea. It saves time for both our customers and us.”
He believes footfall in his store would increase if he introduced the service.
The click and collect service works by allowing customers to collect all their online purchases from their local retailer. There is no on-site equipment required to join, apart from a smartphone, which can be provided by Parcelly, and retailers are in control of the number and size of parcels they receive and at what time they are collected.
Sandy Matthews, owner of Costcutter New Deer in Turriff, Scotland, said: “It’s a great initiative.
“A lot of my customers have been asking about it. We’re in a small village and people have to travel quite a bit for those kind of services.
“It would really help the community.”
There are currently more than 650 Parcelly locations nationwide.
Sebastian Steinhauser, chief executive and founder of Parcelly, said: “Local retailers have always been at the heart of our consumer-focused proposition.
“Through this partnership we aim to introduce our solution to more communities across the country, improving consumer click and collect convenience while supporting retailers and local high streets.”