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Final sending dates for Christmas 2015

Posted on 17/11/2015 by Marketing

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If it’s got to be there in time for Christmas, make sure you don’t get caught out by last posting dates. If you’re sending a parcel with us this year, make note of the dates below to ensure your deliveries arrive on time. Please note, these dates are for sending a parcel only. Please check with your retailer if you are returning an item or using Click & Collect+.      

Posted in eBay News Updates Tagged 2015 Christmas service update

The Tour de France is coming to the UK July 5th, 2014

Posted on 04/07/2014 by Marketing

This weekend sees the 101st Tour de France starting in the UK.  With the tour visiting Leeds, Harrogate, York, Sheffield and Cambridge before coming into London it is a great start to the world’s premier cycling event. The race starts on Saturday, July 5th and will have some effect on the movement of parcels from CollectPlus stores along the route. This means that on Monday, July 7th there will be no deliveries to, or collections from, stores on the route of the tour from Cambridge into London. Any store affected by this event will have parcels delivered and collected as normal on Tuesday, July read more…

Posted in Consumer News Updates

The True Cost of Waiting in for Christmas Gifts & Parcels will Cost the British Economy £868 Million This Christmas

Posted on 13/12/2013 by Marketing

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Waiting in for online shopping to be delivered will cost the British Economy £868 Million this Christmas. Research by CollectPlus reveals the true cost of waiting in for Christmas gifts and other parcels throughout the year – Waiting around: The average Briton will spend 142 minutes waiting for gifts to be delivered this Christmas – and almost 32 hours over the course of the whole year – Time off work: 41% of people have taken time off work to wait in for a delivery in the past – Waiting in for deliveries is a turn off: More than one in four read more…

Posted in Consumer News Press releases Retail Tagged British Economy Statistics collectplus Parcel News UK Infographics 2014 UK Retail Infographics

Rise in Returns – Boomerang Thursday

Posted on 12/12/2013 by Marketing


Returns is an area increasingly in need of retailer focus, and possibly innovation, and something we’ve been focusing on at CollectPlus. There is an increasing enthusiasm for ‘Black Friday’ and ‘Mega Monday’. But, with cash flow still crucially important for business, ‘Boomerang Thursday’ – when online customers returns peak in the immediate aftermath of these two huge online sales days – gives retailers an opportunity to quickly recover unwanted and very valuable items back into the supply chain. With the growing move to ease of online shopping ease of returns gives our customers confidence to buy and then try. CollectPlus’ read more…

Posted in News Retail Tagged BBC This Morning Black Friday Boomerang Thursday Cyber Monday Hannah Maundrell Mega Monday UK Retail 2013 UK Retail 2014 UK Retail Trends

Shadow Business Secretary Chuka Umunna Strongly Expressing his Party’s Commitment to Small Shops & Endorses CollectPlus

Posted on 22/11/2013 by Marketing

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Shadow Business Secretary Chuka Umunna spoke at the ACS ‘Heart of the Community’ conference on Tuesday, strongly expressing his party’s commitment to small shops. In his speech, he singled out CollectPlus as a new service that is enabling small shops to adapt and change. The section is highlighted in the speech below.  I was so pleased to be asked to speak today because what we’re talking about is not only important to you, but it’s also incredibly pertinent to the area I represent – Streatham. It’s the place where I was raised. It’s the place where I learned so many valuable read more…

Posted in News Tagged Chuka Umunna Shadow Business Secretary small business saturday small shop news

Collectplus CEO meets the Princess Royal

Posted on 06/11/2013 by Marketing

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Collectplus CEO Neil Ashworth talks with the Princess Royal at last weeks Transaid 15th Anniversary Reception at Buckingham Palace.   Also in the photo is Steve Agg (CEO of Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport). Comic Relief announced a £1 million grant to transport industry charity Transaid, at the organisation’s 15th anniversary celebration at Buckingham Palace, hosted by Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal. The five-year grant, which will be used to set up Transaid’s Emergency Transport Scheme in Adamawa State in Nigeria, was welcomed by charity patron The Princess Royal who also paid tribute to the transport and logistics read more…

Posted in Features News Tagged collectplus Comic Relief 2013 Neil Ashworth Princess Royal Transaid