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United Kingdom : NETWORK RAIL launches Au24 million parcel shop roll-out.

Britain s rail infrastructure company Network Rail launched its plan to roll out 300 parcel shops at stations all over the nation.

The joint venture Doddle has been marked Au24 million investment by the rail company, along with equal co-investor Lloyd Dorfman, the founder of retail foreign exchange business Travelex.

Network Rail launched trials of Doddleat its base in Milton Keynes in December 2013. The company said on 18 June 2014 the nationwide roll-out should make 3,000 jobs for the next three years.

The Doddle business builds on the popularity of the click and collect model of online shopping, offering an alternative location for e-commerce consumers to pick up purchases when they cannot be at home to accept delivery.

Doddle is open to any retailer, parcel carrier or shipper to use for accepting returns or shipping out products.

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Date:Jun 21, 2014
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