DPD has added fashion retailer Matalan to its catalogue of DPD Pickup locations, the number of which is set to hit 2,800 by the end of the year.

Matalan has rolled out pick up points for the carrier in all 222 of its UK stores, continuing DPD’s trend of selecting large retailers with free parking to improve customer experience.

It joins brands such as Halfords and Sainsbury's on the list of retailers offering DPD Pickup.

DPD chief executive Dwain McDonald said: “Our aim is to create a completely different type of parcel shop experience with big branded stores, in convenient locations, with free parking. It isn't just about genuinely differentiating ourselves from other carriers.

"Matalan stores offer a really secure environment for our parcels and a great experience for our customers.”

McDonald added that Matalan was “a great family favourite and a fantastic brand”.

As a result of the new deal with Matalan, DPD said its network of Pickup locations will have grown from 2,500 to 2,800 by the end of the year, with more to follow in the new year.