Strengthening its footprint in the convenience sector, online food delivery platform Deliveroo has signed a new partnership deal with PayPoint, leading provider of payment services at convenience stores.
The deal will allow PayPoint’s qualifying independent retailers to apply to access an exclusive proposition. Those selected will be live on Deliveroo within few days with a fast-tracked onboarding process.
“We are delighted that this partnership will benefit not only those who need their household essentials on-demand, but also the incredibly hard-working independent retailers who are playing such a vital role to the communities they serve,” commented Lewis Alcraft, chief commercial officer at PayPoint.
Some PayPoint stores will be offering bread, milk, eggs and pasta among the products, to help those who are vulnerable or self-isolating due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Other PayPoint stores will focus on providing refreshments, including alcohol.
“Our partnership with PayPoint means reaching more people across the UK and, with the vulnerable and self-isolating needing to stay at home, it is more important than ever that we make sure as many people as possible have access to those items they may need quickly, on-demand,” a Deliveroo spokesperson said.
Orders can be made through the Deliveroo app as normal and the platform will deliver it, contact-free, within 30 minutes. PayPoint stores will go live gradually on Deliveroo in a phased rollout.
Last week, convenience retailing group McColl’s has announced a new partnership with Deliveroo to offer home delivery of products.
M&S has also stitched a deal late last month with Deliveroo. The company has an existing partnership with Co-op.
Deliveroo rival Uber Eats has a strong presence in the convenience sector, after sealing deals with Bestway Retail and Costcutter last year.