Doddle, the UK network of purple parcel stores, has opened its latest store at one of Britain’s biggest transport hubs, King’s Cross.
Doddle, a joint venture between entrepreneur Lloyd Dorfman and Network Rail, has grown rapidly since launch in 2014. The new store is the 38th in less than 12 months with over 60,000 people signed up to the service. Doddle is the only service of its kind to accept delivery of shoppers’ online purchases from any retailer or carrier.
Located in the middle of King’s Cross Square, the new store is in the eye line of over 47 million people a year who pass through the Underground station and main terminus every year, as well as the additional commuter and tourist traffic from St Pancras International.
The store will be open Monday to Friday from 7am to 8pm, Saturday 9am to 5pm and Sunday and Bank Holidays from 10am to 4pm.
The regeneration of the surrounding 67 acre area around the station has brought with it 50 new buildings, 2,000 homes and 10public squares, all of which are predicted to attract 30,000 people by 2016. A population well suited to Doddle’s range of parcel services designed for time poor workers who are looking for an easier way to collect and return online shopping and an alternative to post office queues to send parcels.
Tim Robinson, Doddle CEO said; “The opening of our King’s Cross store means Doddle has now dominated half of the mainline London train stations on the Monopoly board.
“King’s Cross is a brilliant location for a Doddle store, record passenger numbers and a large population of workers who aren’t at home to accept deliveries during the day. We’re delighted to have secured such a prime location right in the path of more than 47m people every year and look forward to changing the way the local population send and receive parcels.”
To make use of the new Doddle service, shoppers can sign up for free in store, at www.doddle.com or download the free Doddle app for iOS and Android.
As a special opening offer King’s Cross customers can collect up to 20 parcels and send 20 parcels for FREE until 12 September 2015, services worth over £200.