Courier service and Logistics company Pargo. Photo: Pargo Blog.

CAPE TOWN – Courier service and Logistics company Pargo has announced a new partnership with Spar and the Lewis Group to add them as part of their pick-up point network in South Africa.

The partnership will allow not only expansion of its network but also grant easier access for people in rural regions in the country where parcel delivery is challenging and expensive.

This means that consumers can now pick up and drop off their parcels at selected Spar, Lewis, Beares, and Best Home and Electric stores.

Founded in 2015 by Lars Veul and Derk Hoekert, the company wants to ensure that their service is available for everyone.

Their partnerships allow for opening hours of pickup points to accommodate people who work during the day and only have time to pick up their parcel after hours or on the weekend.

"Very few things are worse than waiting all week for your online delivery and then missing the courier service. At Pargo we understand that online shoppers enjoy flexibility and convenience. Courier services in South Africa deliver during office hours", said the company in a statement. 

"A growing network of pickup points ensures that you can pick up your parcel when it suits you, including weekends and evenings. Pargo Pickup Points are located in rural and urban areas as well as informal settlements across South Africa." 

The Pargo Point network includes stores such as Clicks, Spar and Freshstop at Caltex, OneDayOnly, Cape Union Mart, African Bank and more.