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Shifting Personal Parcels - It's a Doddle

22 July 2014 | Updated 01 January 1970

Doddle, the UK’s first fully dedicated, staffed, online shopping collection and returns service located in Network Rail train stations and major hubs, has launched a solution designed to help organisations, property and facilities management companies to free up their mailrooms. The new service is designed to address the challenges faced by companies who allow employees to have their online shopping purchases delivered to work and are now struggling to cope with the volumes involved.

Doddle will offer corporate deals to businesses on both a national and local basis to cover providing a collection point for all personal employee parcel deliveries. This is a viable alternative as Doddle can be used to collect items from any retailer, unlike other solutions in the marketplace that are tied to specific ones, providing a service that enables customers to combine multiple collections and returns at a time that suits them or coincides with an already planned journey.

The Doddle Shops will also be conveniently located in and around key business districts in quality dedicated outlets. Other benefits include longer opening hours designed to facilitate the extended working day.

In addition, Doddle shops can also be used to send parcels using a range of different carriers, enabling companies to benefit from a consolidated B2B rate for all their business tenants located in a single building. National corporate deals will also be available for this and inter-company deliveries.

Tim Robinson, CEO at Doddle, said: “The continuing phenomenal growth of online shopping is causing problems for many mailrooms around the UK just in terms of sheer volume, often preventing them from operating their core services. There is no doubt an alternative is needed that will keep their online shopping employees happy whilst not tying up valuable resources. Doddle can offer an alternative that is of a similar calibre in terms of quality of service to ensure that employees do not feel short-changed. Businesses can also benefit from a range of corporate deals and may choose to pass on any savings to employees.”

Article written by Brian Shillibeer | Published 22 July 2014


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