Pargo launches Instant Click and Collect, cutting out delivery times

Pargo, South Africa’s leading Click and Collect service provider, launched Instant Click and Collect. This service allows customers to instantly collect their orders at a Pargo Pick-up Point of their choice, without having to wait for the delivery of their order.

Pargo effectively allows companies to pre-ship and store their goods at selected pick-up points, so that these products are immediately available for collection when the customer places an order. This is built on the current Pargo platform and manages all communication and client tracking. The innovative service is available at any of the 2000+ Pargo Pick-up Points across the country, including Clicks, Lewis and Caltex stores.

The Unlimited, a forward-thinking South African Financial Services Provider, is one of the companies that make use of the service for their SIM-cards. Customers order their SIM card via a call centre or online and instantly receive a collection notification and can walk into the Pargo Pick- up Point to collect, with no delay. The added benefit of this service is that certain Pargo Points are open 24/7, meaning that collections can also be done at night or over the weekends. Siddeek Rahim, Managing Director at The Unlimited’s MVNO said: “A seamless delivery experience, in which speed plays an essential role, is crucial for our business. Because our customers are situated all over the country, and not just in major centres, we have partnered with Pargo to offer our customers Instant Click and Collect and ensure that the service provided to our customers is effortless and in the shortest timeframe.

Delivery time is one of the most important factors that influences online shopping decisions. Speed and convenience are crucial when it comes to parcel delivery and there is a huge push for companies around the world to get parcels into their customer’s hands faster and more cost effectively. Leading ecommerce companies from Shanghai to New York are already offering 1-to-3-hour delivery options so we are extremely proud to have taken delivery time completely out of the equation. With Instant Click and Collect companies, can ensure their customers never have to wait for their delivery again.” Lars Veul, CEO at Pargo said.

Pargo is a smart logistics company that enables retailers to offer a more accessible, affordable and convenient delivery service by solving the challenges of last-mile distribution. Pargo has built an extensive network of over 2000 parcel points at trusted retail chains like Clicks, Caltex, The Body Shop, Spar and Lewis where customers can collect or return their parcels. Companies such as FNB, OneDayOnly, Cape Union Mart and African Bank use Pargo’s network to deliver goods to their hard to reach customers.

Businesses interested in Pargo’s Instant Click and Collect services can get in touch via business@pargo.co.za. For media enquiries or interviews, contact Lars Veul on 021 447 3636.