DPD announces Stoke HQ for new bespoke UK parcel shop network

(20 January 2015, UK) The UK’s favourite parcel delivery company DPD has announced plans to open its own parcel shop network in June, to be headquartered in Stoke. The new venture, to be called DPD PickUp. is set to create 22 new jobs this year and the firm is actively recruiting in Stoke for a number of specialist positions.

The plans were announced at the official opening of the head office of the new division in Stoke. The building was unveiled by DPD CEO Dwain McDonald, Stoke City Football Club player Peter Odemwingie and Head of DPD Pickup Des Travers.

DPD plans to establish its own unique network of 2,500 outlets with a DPD PickUp point within ten minute of most people in the UK. DPD also announced the Numark Pharmacists chain as the first member of the new network, with further announcements likely in the coming weeks.

Customers will benefit from DPD PickUp in three key ways: Firstly, the option to deliver to the nearest DPD PickUp point will be offered at the point of sale, as a convenient alternative to a DPD home delivery. Second, a DPD PickUp delivery will be one of the ?in-flight’ options available in DPD’s text and email notifications ahead of a scheduled home delivery. So if customers aren’t going to be at home they can divert their delivery to a DPD PickUp point at any time before the delivery is made. Finally, customers can manage any returns via their local DPD PickUp point.

Read more at dpd.co.uk

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