A new parcel collection service has forged an alliance with Payzone to provide its click and collect offering through an app on retailers’ terminals.
HubBox offers consumers click and collect from major online retailers and believes convenience stores and newsagents will provide its key pick-up points for online shoppers.
The company is offering 48p per package, collected from orders placed with retailers such as Warehouse and Jack Wills.
HubBox marketing manager Malena Finguerut said: “Independent retailers are incredibly important to us. They can provide the coverage we need as well as extended and Sunday opening hours. Customers shouldn’t be more than half a mile away from a HubBox store. Footfall is key for what we can offer retailers, and they also earn commission for every parcel they accept and give to customers.
“Our figures show that 95% of customers collect their items within 48 hours and 46% of those within seven hours, so retailers aren’t losing out in terms of taking up floor space.”