From today, 12 Post Office’s in Bolton are giving customers the option of sending packages using Evri, for the first time.

The new service will allow its customers to choose their parcel carrier, from Evri to Royal Mail, over the counter in branches.

The partnership with the Post Office will see consumers able to send, collect and return Evri parcels over the counter in more than 2,000 Post Office branches across the country this Christmas season and beyond.

David Saenz, Chief Growth Officer at Evri, said: “We’re pleased to give local people more choice and convenience when sending a parcel.

The Bolton News: “Whether you’re sending a Christmas gift to a loved one or selling second-hand items online, we’re committed to delivering a high-quality, cost-effective, and reliable service with great quality benefits such as tracking as standard and giving consumers yet another reason to keep using Post Offices, so they remain at the heart of our communities.”

Evri customers will be able to hand a parcel directly to a Post Office team member to enter address details and apply a label, rather than using a self-service device, making Evri services accessible to people who are unable to use the self-service devices.

Evri now has 11,000 locations to send, collect and return parcels across the UK, which is on par with the number of Post Office branches, making Evri’s network one of the biggest branch networks in the UK.

The Bolton News: As much as 95 per cent of the population living in urban areas will live within one mile of an Evri ParcelShop or locker.

The partnership also aims to encourage people to return to their local high street and reduce the environmental impact of vans making multiple stops to drop off parcels.

Typically, parcels sent via a ParcelShop or Post Office will reduce carbon per parcel by 45 per cent.

Most ParcelShops and Post Offices operate longer opening hours than traditional retailers, in-branch pick-up and drop-off is often a more flexible option for consumers, who may not always be at home to receive deliveries.

The Post Office branches accepting Evri parcels are:

•            Bolton

•            Over Hulton

•            Bromley Cross

•            Fishpool

•            Top O'th Brow

•            Crescent Road

•            Hindley Road

•            Little Lever

•            New Bury

•            Mile Lane

•            Holcombe Brook

•            Huntley Brook

Evri has also announced the last dates for sending a parcel with Evri for it to have a delivery attempt before Christmas.

The all-important dates are:

•            Tuesday December 19 - last day for courier collections

•            Wednesday December 20 - send a parcel standard delivery from a ParcelShop by 11am

•            Thursday December 21 – send a parcel next day delivery from a ParcelShop by 11am

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