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The partnership will allow online shoppers to collect and return their purchases within Clicks stores. This partnership has grown Pargo’s pickup points to more than 1000 stores.
Due to this collaboration, online shoppers will be able to purchase items from Spree, BidorBuy, as well as OneDayOnly.
“Delivery is recognised worldwide as the key friction point in ecommerce and a major deterrent to the growth of internet-based economy,” said Veul.
“This is especially true in the South African environment where local online shoppers are often forced to make a difficult decision between the deteriorating postal service and pricey couriers,” continued Veul.
Pargo has already been operating out of retail chains such as Freshstop, Waltons and 7Eleven.
“We know shoppers are busier than ever and are looking for greater convenience and ease in everything they do,” said COO of Clicks, Vikesh Ramsunder as he identified the value the partnership holds.
Pargo will now be connected to more than 500 Click’s stores
“This new service will help them make best use of their time by removing the need to wait at home for a parcel to arrive. Parcel pick-up is just another way we are able to help our customers with convenient solutions that suit their individual lifestyles,” continued Ramsunder.
OneDayOnly’s director, Maurits Vermeulen has also commented on the benefits of adding Pargo to their delivery options saying, “click-and-collect is a fantastic opportunity for us to not only offer a more convenient way to shop for our current customers, but opens us up to an entirely new retail channel.”
“We now service customers that know that they are not at home to receive a delivery and there is a chance that these customers otherwise wouldn’t have placed their orders,” concluded Vermeulen.