CollectPlus has completed the roll-out for its click & collect service for John Lewis.

Initially launched as a trial in September 2013, John Lewis customers can now collect items they’ve bought online from one of 5,500 stores throughout the UK.

In the first seven months of the scheme, more than 18,000 parcels were handled by the CollectPlus network. CollectPlus hopes to expand this network further to 7,500 stores by the end of the financial year.

Commercial director Paul Scratchley said the service appealed to busy consumers.

“Today’s shoppers are not always able to wait in at home for deliveries; and for those that live in more rural areas and smaller towns, even collection from the retailer’s store can be difficult,” he said. 

”The roll-out of this service with John Lewis is a great example of how people in less populous areas of the country can still enjoy the same choice and convenience as those based in cities.”