Parcel Connect – a new parcel pick up and drop off service offered by Fastway Couriers – allows customers to send, collect and return parcels from businesses that trade extended hours.
This week, Parcel Connect announced a nationwide partnership with Nparcel – an Australia-wide network of over 800 outlets, owned and operated by the Victorian Newsagents Association (VANA). Andrew McKenna, General Manager of Parcel Connect, says the new partnership with Nparcel provides customers with a convenient alternative to traditional postal or courier services.
While the partnership with NParcel will undoubtedly make Parcel Connect’s service more accessible to customers, further opportunity to extend the service exists.
“The opportunity to become a Parcel Connect agent is open to convenience stores, petrol stations and retail outlets that trade outside of business hours, are open seven days a week and are easily accessible to customers. Parcel Connect offers a convenience store or local business and their customers an alternative to traditional postal or courier services at no cost to the end user and with minimal impact to the store owner,” Mr McKenna told C&I.
“Growth in online shopping has led to an increase in parcel deliveries in and out of residential areas. Rather than online shoppers rearranging times for missed deliveries or taking time out of their day to send or return a parcel, they can now visit their local newsagent,” Mr McKenna said.
“Together with Nparcel, our aim is to provide customers with a simple solution for parcel requirements. With such a strong footprint across Australia, Nparcel is a great fit for Parcel Connect and we look forward to this exciting new venture,” adds Andrew.
Sel Ozyurek, General Manager at Nparcel, says “We’re excited to work with Parcel Connect. We believe this joint service will mutually benefit Australian consumers and small business operators”.