What is Social Send?
If you’ve sold an item on an online marketplace (such as Depop), usually you need a postal address to send the parcel to. Not with Social Send. Social Send from CollectPlus lets you send packages using just an email address or phone number. There’s no need for a postal address to be shared with this service.
It’s not just a service for those who are buying and selling online either – anyone who needs to send a parcel can use Social Send.
How does it work?
Once you’ve selected Social Send as your preferred option, the recipient will be sent a link. Upon clicking this link, the recipient will choose a location from the 7,000 CollectPlus Points available. This information is then relayed to the person sending the parcel, who is then free to drop their parcel off at their nearest CollectPlus store.
The CollectPlus team can then print the parcel’s label if the seller hasn’t already, and will send the parcel to its destination.
Once the parcel has arrived at the recipient’s chosen parcel point, they will be notified to collect it, and the sender will get a proof of delivery notice.
The whole process is trackable by both the sender and the recipient, and the parcel will stay at its destination collection point for ten days, giving the recipient ten days to pick it up.
What are the benefits?
Social Send gives you freedom. As a recipient, you’ll no longer have to wait in for parcels, or have to go through the motions of rearranging deliveries for when you’re going to be at home – missed deliveries are no longer a problem.
You also don’t need to share your home address with anyone you buy an item from online, or arrange to meet up to collect the item in person – CollectPlus handles the particulars for you.
It’s also really convenient - you can arrange it all from your mobile.
How much does it cost?
Prices for Social Send start at £4.99, with a 3-5-day delivery. This includes £50 of transit cover.
If you’d like any further information on Social Send, or any of our other services, don’t hesitate to get in touch.