Parcel delivery service CollectPlus is now available in 7,000 stores across the UK, according to brand operator PayPoint. 

Norwich-based Hannants Convenience Store, owned by John & Michelle Grimble, joined the brand’s parcel network in November.

The service has enjoyed year-on-year growth of 23% since 2016 and celebrated the delivery of its 100-millionth parcel in September. PayPoint is looking to expand the CollectPlus network, with plans to add further retailers early next year in order to reach more customers and shop owners.

Paypoint estimates that 93% of urban-dwellers live within one mile of a CollectPlus store, and 90% of rural residents live within five miles of a CollectPlus location.

PayPoint chief executive Dominic Taylor said: “A key requirement for modern retailers – large or small – is providing added value to customers. Adding a parcel service to a retailer’s offering brings new customers to store and, crucially, the benefits of the service are felt by retailers and shoppers alike. Thousands of retailers have chosen to use our CollectPlus service as, along with commission earned for every parcel handled, it provides additional footfall and additional basket spend.

“We’re hugely proud of PayPoint’s role in CollectPlus and the reception we’ve had from both retailers and customers. The fact that CollectPlus is present in over 7,000 stores is testament to the huge value that customers see in the service and the growing need for click and collect services in the UK. Our view has always been to make life easier for our customers and we’re committed to expanding the CollectPlus network to ensure it’s available wherever our customers are, and wherever they shop – especially given the increasingly blurred lines between online and offline shopping.”