Parcel2Go has recently partnered with online shopping platforms in response to global pandemic.
The coronavirus has drastically changed the way in which we live. In just a few weeks the world went into lockdown, with high street stores forced to close their doors. This has led to a significant increase in online shopping which retailers have found difficult to fulfil.
The partnership between Parcel2Go and online shopping platforms enhances consumer safety. Here, we will look at what the partnership means for shoppers during the virus outbreak.
Introducing Parcel2Go’s new partners
Courier comparison website, Parcel2Go, has partnered with popular online marketplaces Gumtree and Shpock. Together, they are offering contact free deliveries to customers.
Both buyers and sellers can rest assured that their parcels with be safely delivered. For buyers using Shpock for example, goods can be collected without contact. All they need to do is arrange a pick-up, then leave the parcel outside the door for collection.
Speaking of the new partnership, CEO of Shpock, Esteve Jané, states:
“The newly launched contact free door to door delivery helps our community stay safe at home, while continuing to give second-hand items a new lease of life. To help make this possible, Shpock is covering most of the extra costs of this delivery service during these extraordinary times.”
Gumtree who have a similar partnership, will donate all revenue generated during the partnership to the emergency fund – Crisis ‘In this together’. Gumtree’s CMO, Hannah Rouch said:
“This is just one way in which Gumtree is committed to supporting Crisis and the incredible work they are doing across communities to get vital care to vulnerable people.”
Adapting services throughout the pandemic
While online shopping has increased during the pandemic, couriers have been forced to adopt numerous new policies to ensure safe deliveries.
Some services have had to be limited, such as same and next day deliveries. This is account for the reduced number of staff operating due to the virus. With the beauty sector alone experiencing a 140% increase in sales, many businesses have been hit hard by the delays in getting their goods shipped. Many retailers have had to limit their stock to ensure household staples can be delivered in a timely manner.
Courier companies have also had to adhere to social distancing measures when making deliveries. This includes signing for deliveries on behalf of the customer and leaving parcels in a safe place.
Tips for shopping safely online
The new partnership between Parcel2Go and online marketplaces has helped to increase the safety of consumers. However, there are other things you can do to stay safe.
Ensuring you wear gloves to handle parcels upon delivery will help reduce the risk. You should also wash your hands thoroughly after discarding any packaging.
While these are unprecedented times, companies are continuously looking into ways to provide a safe and reliable service. The partnership between Parcel2Go and popular online merchants has helped to enhance the safety of both buyers and sellers who rely upon online purchasing.