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Mother's Day 2016: Buy the perfect gift with Parcelly

Looking for a perfect gift for Mother’s Day? We’ve put together our mother’s day gift guide, a selection of great gift options, all of which can be sent to your nearest Parcelly location for collection. If you’re planning a trip to visit mum away from home, why not check our location map for a Parcelly store nearer to her and pick up your parcel on the way.

Our Mother’s Day tips:


Spoil your mum this Mother’s Day with some exquisite wines from A Grape Night In! What better way to share the special day with mum than over a bottle of fine wine. Even better, how about spending the day with A Grape Night In, who are hosting a special “Women in Wine” tasting session at their Unwined in Tooting location. The wine tasting is from noon to 1.30pm, leaving plenty of time to enjoy the famous Unwined Bottomless Sunday Lunch after.  

Want to wine and dine mum, but a bit strapped for cash? Enter our Twitter competition to win 2 bottles of wine and a wine tasting session for 2! Simply Retweet and Follow us to enter.

No need to worry if you can’t make it to Tooting – all ‘A Grape Night In’ wine cases can be ordered online and collected from your local Parcelly collection point.


Mums can be chic too, so why not treat her to something special this year with Pampelone Clothing’s selection of beach dresses and Summer wear, perfect for the upcoming warmer months! It’s never too early to look forward to Summer, and with Pampelone’s latest range you can help mum look the part without the hefty price tag. Check out their latest selection here.  


If your mum’s the hands-on type, be sure to check out McKerr Home & Garden for gift ideas. With a range of options from hardware to garden care to electrical and household tools you’ll be sure to find the perfect gift for the DIY mum.


If none of the previous options tickle your fancy you can’t really go wrong with a nice perfume. Our recommendation for Mother’s Day this year is Dior’s J’adore. What better way to tell your mum you love her, than by literally telling her you love her (in French). Available now for £49.50 at Debenhams online.


If all else fails…..CHOCOLATE

Check out Thornton’s “With Love to Mum” Gift Bundle, guaranteed to put a smile on the face of any mum. The set includes a teddy, a generous selection from Thornton’s Classic range and two bags of Vanille chocolate truffles. Available now from Thornton’s online store.

So, no excuses now! Show your mum the love she deserves this Mother’s Day. And remember, you can send any of the above gifts for collection at your nearest Parcelly location. Simply enter your Parcelly ID and the shop address in the address fields when checking out online.  

Retailers need to think Mobile!

Over the past few years there has been unprecedented growth in mobile commerce. Researchers say that 9 out 10 British shoppers now use their smartphone to do online shopping. There is a real urgency for retailers to react to this growth to meet the needs of consumers, or end up drastically falling behind to competitors.

Understanding the customer journey in affluent countries is getting more and more complex. Nowadays consumers are leaning towards a new trend: click and collect! As we covered before, click and collect is a fairly new concept that retailers will have to adopt to stay ahead of the competition. Research from retail experts suggests that consumers who use click and collect do not want to spend time in-store, even to collect online orders. Placing click-and-collect pickup in the back of the store doesn’t necessarily offer the level of convenience that customers want.

Retailers should focus on providing more options for shoppers to pick up their deliveries, from a variety of different locations. Parcelly facilitates this need, operating a network of collection points that allows retailers to offer a greater degree of convenience to their customers. E-commerce integration, in-store management, push notifications are some of the benefits that Parcelly offers to its clients.

If you are a retailer looking to offer convenience to your customers, Parcelly now offers an app based click and collect solution which allows online shoppers to collect their parcels from a trusted local store. The locations include convenience stores, gyms, pharmacies and other businesses that open every day, with some of them open 24/7. There are now more than 250 Parcelly locations across the UK offering shoppers an alternative to home delivery.

Retailers need to make the consumer’s experience convenient, simple and enjoyable. This means retailers need to think mobile as consumers’ demand to shop from their smartphone is growing rapidly.