Doddle has signed as a member of DPD’s Pickup network, announced earlier in the year, and launching on 22 June.
Doddle launched in September 2014 as a joint venture between Network Rail and Lloyd Dorfman. It has plans to open around 100 stores by the end of this year, and currently has 34 dedicated parcel stores nationwide, which are fully manned, and open seven days a week.
DPD’s CEO Dwain McDonald said: “Doddle is a great fit with DPD Pickup and I’m delighted to be able to offer their service as part of our network. We set out to give our customers a much better parcel shop experience and that’s exactly what Doddle does. Their shops look great, their staff are really helpful and they are in fantastic locations. One of our core objectives was to have shops located within five minutes of most people in London, and working with Doddle gives us some fantastic locations in the capital.”
Tim Robinson, Doddle CEO said: “Doddle stores are strategically located in and around major UK train stations, to make parcel collection and delivery something customers can do quickly and easily as part of their commute. Retailers are now more focussed than ever on giving their shoppers the best delivery experience possible. DPD’s home delivery service is held in very high regard by retailers, but by teaming up I think we can offer both retailers and parcel recipients an unbeatable proposition.”
Doddle will join Halfords and the Rowlands and Numark Pharmacy chains already signed up to DPD Pickup.