Cheaper alternative to Royal Mail launched with CollectPlus Jiffy Bag service
CollectPlus, the delivery and collection service operating from local stores, is now offering its customers a Jiffy Bag service for packets of 2kg and under.
The new Jiffy Bag service allows customers to take a packet to their local store and have it delivered within 3-5 working days to any address in mainland UK, with its journey tracked throughout. The new service costs just £3.99 (including VAT) for any size of Jiffy Bag. The comparable Royal Mail service costs £4.41, making CollectPlus almost ten per cent cheaper.
In addition to the cost, customers can benefit from the extended trading hours of corner shops: CollectPlus outlets, which are all part of the PayPoint network, are typically open from early until late, seven days a week. That means that senders can opt to drop off their packet at a time to suit them.
Mark Lewis, CEO of CollectPlus, says of the new service:
“Our mission is to provide the most convenient service at the best possible price for the consumer. Since launching in February, demand for sending parcels via CollectPlus from corner shops has been incredibly strong showing that there is a genuine appetite among consumers for a delivery and collection service on their doorstep that is transparently priced. By introducing our £3.99 offer for Jiffy Bags below 2kg in weight, we’re making our service even more attractive to senders of all sizes of parcels.”