Published by Parcelly Team
 • 12 February 2018

Parcelly proudly announce that we have expanded our fantastic partnership with Barnardo’s to now include their entire nationwide estate. 

Back in June last year, we started a pilot across 90 Barnardo’s stores in Manchester, Birmingham and Liverpool, and are now adding an additional 620 Barnardo’s stores to our network of Parcelly click&collect locations, making us one of the largest fully agnostic operators in the UK.

Corporate Social Responsibility is at the core of our business model and we are extremely pleased to be working towards a common goal with a distinguished charity like Barnardo’s. Our smartphone-based click&collect solution revives local high streets and attracts additional footfall into Barnardo’s stores, whilst also generating a new revenue stream for each parcel collected or returned: 100% of these profits being reinvested into the charity.

Roy Clark, Director of Retail for Barnardo’s said: “We’re delighted to extend our partnership with Parcelly to cover all of our stores across the UK. Our initial trials in selected areas proved that people living around our stores were keen to utilise us as a parcel pick-up location and we are therefore delighted to offer such convenience within our local communities. We look forward to rolling out at pace to ensure that by summertime, everyone will be able to access their Parcelly parcel hub within their local Barnardo’s store. The partnership also serves as an extra income stream for us, delivering even more funds towards Barnardo’s work with the UK’s most vulnerable children, young people and families.

Barnardos Store

Picture Credit: Barnardo's 

Parcelly Founder & CEO, Sebastian Steinhauser, adds: 'We’re extremely proud to bring our innovative partnership with Barnardo’s to the next level. This truly underlines how the needs of fast growing industries such as ecommerce and logistics can be combined with the non-profit or civil sector through smart technology. The beauty of our extended partnership is that it not only provides an additional layer of convenience and control to Online shoppers in soon even more communities all across the country, but it also blends click&collect services as one of the fastest growing shipping options in the wider logistics sector with charitable work and a good cause. Since the start of our partnership, every parcel collected from a Barnardo’s branch constitutes a donation to the Barnardo’s Trust. Going forward, we will expand the Parcelly proposition provided through Barnardo’s nationwide network to include an even broader range of consumer services such as returns or shipping. As UK’s ‘Responsible Business in the Digital Age 2017’, we could not be more excited to continue our partnership with UK’s largest children’s charity.'

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