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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

Exclusive Etsy Offer to CollectPlus Customers

Posted on 03/12/2013 by Marketing


At CollectPlus, we offer small businesses an easy and convenient way to ship parcels from a local store.  You can drop off a parcel from early until late, in one of the 5,500 locations across the UK. To help grow your business further, we have partnered with, the world’s largest online marketplace for handmade products and vintage goods.  We’re happy to share their special offer with you, as Etsy is inviting all CollectPlus customers to set up their online shop today – for free!     Opening your Etsy shop will help you gain access to an international audience read more…

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CollectPlus and Parcel Motel Offer Retailers An International Returns Service in the Republic of Ireland

Posted on 02/12/2013 by Marketing

Online retailer offers a free returns service to customers for the first time CollectPlus, the UK’s largest store-based parcel delivery and returns service, has teamed up with Parcel Motel to give Irish online shoppers an easy and convenient way to return unwanted items back to UK retailers., which is part of Shop Direct and has a UK-based fulfilment operation, is the first Irish retailer to offer this service to its customers. Since launching in July last year by the Republic of Ireland’s largest independent delivery firm, the Nightline Group, the Parcel Motel network of locker terminals has attracted read more…

Posted in Press releases Tagged CollectPlus Lockers CollectPlus News Littlewoods Ireland Parcel Motel

CollectPlus Pure-Play Etailer of the Year 2013

Posted on 27/11/2013 by Marketing

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Last night  the CollectPlus team were at the Retail Week Enterprise Awards 2013. CollectPlus Neil Ashworth presented this years CollectPlus Pure-Play Etailer of the Year Award to Lovehoney with WorldStores coming in Highly Commended. Well done to Lovehoney & thanks to Retail Week for hosting a fabulous awards evening.

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