Collect+, part of the PayPoint Group, has partnered with OOHPod to enable Yodel Click & Collect customers in Northern Ireland to have their parcels delivered to secure lockers when checking out online.
The partnership represents the first of its kind by Collect+ across Great Britain & Northern Ireland and will be initially piloted for a six-month period running through to October 2023. The parcel lockers will initially be located at nine locations, including Lidl stores in Castlereagh, Newtownards, Shore Road Belfast, and Lisburn.
Nick Williams, director of parcel services at PayPoint, said: “Our partnership with OOHPod is evidence of our commitment to providing consumers across Northern Ireland and the rest of the UK with an ever increasing range of locations and options to meet their parcel delivery needs.”
The lockers will provide 24/7 contactless access for customers to pick-up online deliveries at their convenience, and will be available as a click & collect option to select via retailer’s store locators.
John Tuohy, CEO at OOHPod, added: “This trial in Northern Ireland allows us to further refine our OOH service offering in agnostic self-service parcel lockers. It’s fantastic that we are working with such prestigious partners as Yodel, a leading UK parcel carrier and their longstanding OOH PUDO partners PayPoint Collect+. All three companies are working closely together to deliver a successful trial which will lead to further expansion of our cooperation across the UK.”
In order to choose delivery to the OOHPods, customers need simply to select the option when checking out online.
“In recent years we have seen consumers demanding more convenient parcel deliveries. Our existing relationship with PayPoint provides customers with access to thousands of conveniently located stores across the UK,” noted Liam Rogan, out of home director at Yodel.
“Their partnership with OOHPod, provides Yodel with access to a safe place for customers to collect at a time that suits them. The trial also enables us to provide a more sustainable service. By delivering parcels to a single location in an area we can reduce total mileage across our network as we look to achieve carbon neutrality by 2035.”