We reached a new milestone in our success story... and are thrilled to announce Parcelly's latest partnership with Barnardo’s - the UK's largest children's charity!
As of today, the Parcelly service will be available in 90 Barnardo’s stores across Birmingham and Liverpool, with further expansion into Manchester scheduled for the second week of June, and a nationwide roll-out in the coming few months.
Thomas Barnardo, the founder of Barnardo’s Charity, stressed that every child deserved the best possible start in life, regardless of their background - a philosophy that still inspires the charity 'til this day. From the foundation of the first Barnardo's home in 1867 to the date of Barnardo's death, nearly 60,000 children had been taken in. Backed by a dedicated team, Barnardo’s is going above and beyond to protect and nurture children. They have many projects which highlight global issues such as abuse, disadvantaged families, sexual exploitation and much more.
Working with a distinguished and well-known charity like Barnardo's allows Parcelly to offer a greater layer of convenience while empowering online shoppers to trigger charitable benefits with their purchases. How will this benefit Barnardo’s? Barnardo’s in return, attracts new customers by providing an additional community service, whilst also generating a new revenue stream for each parcel collected or returned to their stores - from which 100% of profits will be reinvested into the charity. So, whether you’re popping into your local Barnardo’s store to pick up your new headphones or returning those neon yellow heels, you will essentially be contributing to #AGoodCause.
With currently more than 1,200 collection points in 50 cities across the UK, the new partnership will expand Parcelly’s location network to almost 2,000 outlets across the country and further improves its service proposition for Online retailers. Research shows that ‘76% of Online shoppers in the UK were likely to switch retailers after a negative home delivery experience’ (JDA & Centiro Christmas Customer Pulse Report 2017). Having a reliable and efficient click&collect service such as Parcelly not only creates convenience for customers, but also ensures customer loyalty to retailers in return.
The study also found that 66% of shoppers were less likely to shop with a retailer after a poor click&collect experience. So, “how does Parcelly help” we hear you say? The answer is simple, we create convenience for customers by letting them control how and when they wish to receive/return their parcels. Customers are spoilt for choice with our nationwide network of 1,200+ #clickandcollect locations - providing them with a far more flexible delivery solution to traditional home deliveries.
“We’re delighted to enter this trial with Parcelly, giving the communities involved the chance to collect their parcels at their local Barnardo’s store. As our lives become busier, it’s all about convenience, which is what we’ll be offering when you download the app and start using the service. Whilst you’re collecting their parcels, it’s worth having a look at our great range of pre-loved and new goods, as well as dropping off any pre-loved items you no longer need!”
- Roy Clark, Director of Barnardo’s Retail & Trading
Parcelly CEO, Sebastian Steinhauser comments: “Click&collect meets CSR. Parcelly is known for its innovative approach, converting redundant space in local businesses into carrier and retailer agnostic parcel storage. But we’re also recognised for our social and environmental impact and this partnership allows us to combine both. We’re extremely excited to work with Barnardo’s - one of the most iconic charity brands in the UK. We are also looking forward to be introducing a number of new services in the upcoming weeks, which will add a completely new CSR element to the traditional click&collect model.”