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Evri little helps: parcel delivery firm announces Tesco Clubcard points partnership

Evri has announced a partnership with Tesco that will enable people to collect Clubcard points for every parcel they send with it.

This is the first time that the UK’s largest retailer has agreed this type of Clubcard partnership with a parcel delivery firm.

From today, consumers will be able to collect one Clubcard point for every £1 spent at evri.com.

They will then be able to turn them into vouchers to get money off their Tesco shop. Alternatively, consumers can choose to donate to charity – or double the value of their points with more than 100 Clubcard reward partners.

The tie up comes after Evri recently announced a £46 million investment to boost its customer service and operations in preparation for its busiest period of the year from Black Friday to Christmas Day.

It also follows a partnership with Tesco, which launched in 2021, when Evri’s ParcelShop services were made available in Express stores across the UK enabling customers to send, receive and return parcels as they shopped.

David Saenz, Chief Growth Officer at Evri, says: “We’re proud to make sending a parcel even better value, through our partnership with Tesco Clubcard.”

“Collecting points is an extra benefit we’re delighted to offer in addition to our market leading services, giving consumers control, choice and convenience as we approach the busy festive season.”

“This launch is another step forward on our mission of delivering better for our customers. It is great to see two large and successful customer brands come together to help customers at a time when household budgets are under pressure.”

Scan-free checkouts trial

Tesco is trialling new tech which enables shoppers at its Fulham Reach Express GetGo store to take items from shelves and “just walk up” to the checkout which will “magically present them with a list of the products they have picked up”.

They then check the list presented and pay in the usual way.

The process is similar to using the GetGo checkout-free feature of Tesco’s app, but there is no need for the app, and the receipt is provided immediately, rather than digitally a few minutes after leaving the store.

“We are constantly searching for the perfect formula to make the shopping trip as seamless and convenient as possible,” says Sarah Quiggin, Tesco Head of Store Customer Experience.

“This trial of scan-free checkouts will add another option for customers in Fulham Reach to save time on scanning items and will reduce queuing in store.”

The technology, developed with partner Trigo, in which Tesco announced an equity investment in 2019 has been on trial by staff at Tesco Welwyn Garden City headquarters, but this marks its first public launch.

“We will be watching closely to see how customers react to this potential new option of having a list of their shopping presented to them automatically,” Quiggin comments.

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