HUBBED has acquired Parcelpoint, expanding its national footprint of local delivery, pickup drop off, and returns locations to more than 3,000 points across Australia.

The acquisition broadens HUBBED’s Pick-Up-Drop-Off (PUDO) network locations making it Australia’s largest alternative delivery option. It is also part of HUBBED’s expansion efforts which now include Australia, New Zealand, The Philippines, Taiwan and a further four markets before Q2 next year.

HUBBED founder and CEO, David McLean said, “We are delighted to welcome Parcelpoint’s customers and partners into HUBBED’s eco-system. This strategic acquisition enables HUBBED to continue to deliver on its promise of a true national alternative network for customers, retailers and logistics.

“We want to be able to offer customers the convenience, choice and control they are looking for around online shopping and parcel shipping. Carriers and retailers will be able to benefit from the acquisition by increased efficiencies with a new extended coverage.”

HUBBED’s proprietary technology is carrier agnostic and integrates with carriers, aggregators, marketplaces and other e-commerce platforms. This will now be available to existing Parcelpoint customers, creating additional services and a unique offering.

“Our purpose is to transform the sustainability of last-mile delivery and reduce the world’s congestion and emissions by moving parcels through our networks. Collection points are a more environmentally friendly delivery option and creating an expanded network with Parcelpoint will allow customers to make ‘greener’ choices in delivery,” McLean added.

The combined network includes independent retail locations and partnerships with Pack and Send, BP, WOTSO and National Storage, and supports retailers such as eBay, The Iconic, Foxtel, Mosaic Brands, Myer, SHEIN, Wish and ZARA. HUBBED services carriers include DHL, Team Global Express, Couriers Please, SEKO, Sendle, Fedex and UPS.