The Post Office has partnered with Evri formerly known as Hermes so that people can drop off and pick up parcels which will be trialled across 50 Post Offices before Christmas.
The Post Office has more than 11,500 branches and this marks the first time in 360 year history that people can pick up parcels which are not Royal Mail.
Nick Read, chief executive of Post Office, said, “We’re delighted to be working with Evri, an established and successful company, to expand the wide range of parcel services that we can offer customers.
“Last January we had no carrier partnerships, and we’ve now grown our Click and Collect capabilities fivefold, which is a real testament to the size and reach of the Post Office network and the accessibility it affords consumers.”
Martijn De Lange, Evri’s chief executive, said, “Our ParcelShops are key in our commitment to offering consumers both convenience and choice, enabling them to send, return and collect parcels at a time and place that suits them.
“These new locations will complement our existing nationwide network of 10,000-plus locations and give Post Office customers a new fast, reliable and cost-effective way to send and receive their parcels.”