gary winter paypoint

PayPoint has appointed logistics heavyweight Gary Winter in a new parcel services role.

Winter, who has spent 17 years working in e-commerce and delivery, will start as parcel services director with immediate effect.

Having notched up experience in companies including UK Mail, Parcelforce and Hermes, Winter will be responsible for broadening the reach of the Collect+ parcels service.

His appointment follows December’s agreement between Collect+ joint owners PayPoint and Yodel to open up the service to external parcel carriers.

At the time, PayPoint said the move would make the service more convenient. “We believe that this is good news for consumers as we develop a single network open to all, where eventually consumers can collect and return all their parcels, however carried, at the same convenience store,” said chief executive Dominic Taylor.

Winter said he aimed to make Collect+ the leading pick-up and drop-off network for online shoppers. “I’m looking forward to working together with retailers and carriers to increase the reach of this service and the value that it brings to their businesses,” he added.