After a careful review of the prospects for Pass My Parcel, Smiths News has decided to close its parcel delivery arm and wind down its associated network of local retailers.

The NFRN are working with Pass My Parcel to ensure that an orderly withdrawal takes place and that all payments due to you are paid in the usual timescales.

In a letter sent to retailers on 13 June 2018, head of brand network Bronwen House, said: “At the moment there has been no agreed date for Pass My Parcel to cease trading and we will now be working towards an orderly closure of the service. In addition, we are also actively pursuing opportunities to transition the Pass My Parcel parcel shop estate with interested, complementary carriers and we will write to you to confirm the outcome of these discussions shortly.”

“We appreciate that this news may cause you some concern and would like to assure you that we will do all we can to support you during the coming weeks.

“You don’t need to take any action, our operation will continue as normal. We will be in touch again soon with more information and will communicate with you on a regular basis to keep you informed as the situation develops.”

Commenting on the shock announcement, NFRN National President Mike Mitchelson said: “The parcel services were a substantial part of some members businesses and they have pulled the plug on it and left retailers in the air.”

We will post any further updates on this page.

Last updated:  14 June 2018 @ 2.52pm

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