Over 4000 Pargo Points for Click and Collect

Pargo has dominated South Africa’s Click and Collect space since launching in 2015.

There are currently more than 4,000 Pargo Points around the country, many of which are located at big-name retailers. This extensive network has allowed it to offer competitive pricing and is far more affordable than traditional delivery methods.

What it means is that effective and cheaper delivery has been opened up to a much wider audience.

Another traditional delivery bane has been addressed by e-mails and text messages being sent when orders are ready for collection.

This “total visibility” on a parcel’s journey to the pickup point establishes further trust in the retailer.

An online poll conducted by South African news publication The Witness earlier this year found that 53.8% of respondents would rather pick up their goods from a pickup point than be delivered to them.

The Click and Collect model, where customers order online and then collect parcels from a designated point of their choosing at a time that is most convenient to them, has found favour across the globe.

In the UK, for example, Click and Collect now accounts for 40% of sales for retailers offering the service.

The model carries a host of benefits for retailers, including:

  • Offering a high level of convenience to customers in that they can collect orders where and when they want to.
  • Upselling opportunities in that shoppers are more likely to buy additional items when picking up orders in-store.
  • Faster order handling.
  • Greater engagement between retailers and customers when parcels are collected in-store.
  • Boosting the omnichannel offering which resonates with modern consumers and builds loyalty.


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