Parcel collection services

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Local collect

 

Too busy to stay home and wait for deliveries? Collect your online shopping from your local Post Office branch instead. 

Local Collect is ideal if you’re out and a parcel’s too big to post or needs to be signed for. Here’s how it works: 

Check if you can collect

When you buy online, check if the retailer offers Local Collect (delivery to a Post Office branch). We’ll look after the item until you can collect it, and there’s no charge to pick it up

Pick a Post Office

Collect from any of 10,000 Local Collect Post Office branches. Around 8,000 are open longer hours, including 9am – 5:30pm on Saturdays. And over 4,000 open on Sundays.

Bring proof of ID

Picked a branch to collect your parcel from? Just bring some proof of identity for the person it’s addressed to (there’s a list of what we accept below) and a copy of the tracking ID.

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Bring some ID 

 

To collect a parcel from a Post Office, you’ll need some proof of identity. It could be a full driving licence, passport or any of the list below. Just make sure it’s the original (not a copy) and for the person the parcel’s addressed to.


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Missed a delivery?

If you’re out and miss a Royal Mail or Parcelforce Worldwide delivery, they’ll leave a 'Something for You' card to tell you they tried to deliver your parcel.

If you want to collect it from a Post Office branch, here’s what to do:

  • Wait until midday at least 24 hours after you receive the card
  • Visit the website or call the number listed on the card
  • Choose a Post Office branch you’d like to collect it from
  • Bring some proof of ID for the person it’s addressed to (see list of acceptable ID above)

 

Please note: there’s a charge for this service for items delivered by Royal Mail.

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