PO and DHL are perfect package

Post office store front

THE Post Office is partnering with DHL Express to provide customers with a click-and-collect service.

Parcels will be delivered directly to Post Office branches as part of DHL’s Service Point network, ensuring customers have a convenient location to collect their purchases.

The service will be trialled at Post Offices in Northern Ireland before rolling out to more than 1000 branches across the UK from the start of the New Year.

The agreement with DHL Express continues the Post Office’s strategy to open its network to external carriers, compete in the fast-growing parcels market and drive footfall for postmasters.

Post Office chief executive Nick Read said: “DHL is a household name with global reach.

They recognise the value our postmasters bring to their customers, with their expert knowledge of the parcel market and the long hours their branches are open. We are delighted to be partnering with them.”

DHL Express UK boss Ian Wilson added: “The Post Office, with its reputation as a trusted institution as well as its nationwide footprint, makes it an ideal partner to extend our delivery options in a way that will give recipients even more convenient choices and total confidence their parcels are in good hands.”