The Mall Blackburn Launches CollectPlus Parcel Service

22 May 2015
The Mall Blackburn has launched CollectPlus, a new ‘click and collect’ service allowing customers to collect and return online purchases seven days a week.
CollectPlus allows shoppers to collect and return their online shopping from over 260 high streets and online retail brands, including ASOS, Amazon, Very and John Lewis.
Shoppers will be able to collect or send parcels at the dedicated CollectPlus service point, which is located at the shopping centre’s customer Ask Me Point.
Loraine Jones, General Manager of The Mall Blackburn, said: “The Mall Blackburn prides itself on being at the forefront of the latest developments in the retail industry and is committed to providing its customers with the most convenient ways to shop.
“We know that our customers need flexible delivery and returns services that fit in with their everyday lives, which we are delighted to be offering with CollectPlus.”
The service has been launched at The Mall Blackburn following a successful six-month trial at The Mall Camberley, which was the UK's first community shopping centre to launch CollectPlus, in October 2014.
Capital & Regional is a UK focused specialist property REIT with a strong track record of delivering value enhancing retail and leisure asset management opportunities across a c. £1 billion portfolio of in-town dominant community shopping centres.
Capital & Regional owns six Mall shopping centres in Blackburn, Camberley, Luton, Maidstone, Walthamstow and Wood Green. It also has a 20% joint venture interest in the Kingfisher Centre in Redditch and a 50% joint venture in the Buttermarket Centre, Ipswich. Capital & Regional manages these assets, which comprise over 900 retail units and attract c. 1.7 million shopping visits each week, through its in-house expert property and asset management platform.
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CollectPlus is the UK’s largest independent store-based parcel delivery and returns service. It offers a simple and convenient way for people to collect online purchases from or return unwanted items to more than 260 high street and online retailers, including Amazon, John Lewis and ASOS – all at their local convenience store.
It is also possible to send parcels to any UK address from a CollectPlus store, making it a convenient option for those who sell products via online marketplaces such as eBay, as well as acting as a cheaper and convenient alternative parcel service for sending packages to friends and family.
Founded in 2009, CollectPlus was the first business to offer third party click and collect in the UK and now has a network of 5,800 conveniently located parcel stores across the UK, nearly all of which are open early ‘til late seven days a week. 90% of the UK’s urban population live within a mile of a CollectPlus point and 89% within five miles in rural areas.
CollectPlus now handles in excess of 300,000 parcels a week and in December 2014 handled its 40 millionth parcel. CollectPlus is a joint venture between PayPoint, the leading retail payment network, and leading independent parcel carrier, Yodel.
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