Matalan has rolled out the DPD Pickup service to all its 222 stores nationwide.
Shane Quigley, Matalan’s chief customer officer said: “Making life easier for families is at the heart of everything we do and we continue to work tirelessly to introduce new initiatives that do just this. We’re excited to roll out our partnership with DPD in time for the busy Christmas period for customers.”
DPD expects the current DPD Pickup network of 2,500 shops to increase to more than 2,800 by Christmas, with more outlets coming online in the New Year.
It is expecting an overall increase in Christmas parcel volumes of more than 20 per cent compared to last year.
DPD CEO Dwain McDonald said: “Matalan stores offer a really secure environment for our parcels and a great experience for our customers. Our data shows us that this is the type of experience parcel recipients will choose over and over again.”