Your browser is no longer supported. For the best experience of this website, please upgrade to a newer version or another browser.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

The Idle Man signs CollectPlus deal

Menswear etailer The Idle Man has launched a new collection and returns service through a tie-up with CollectPlus.

The partnership allows shoppers to collect and return online orders at around 5,800 local convenience stores, newsagents and petrol stations across the UK.

The service costs £3.95 and orders often arrive 24 hours after they have been processed and shipped.

The Idle Man was launched by former Asos.com head of menswear Oliver Tezcan in 2014 with £350,000 backing from the regional growth fund.

In July this year Tezcan appeared on BBC Two’s Dragons’ Den, but failed to land the £200,000 investment sought for 5.5% of the business.

However, following the appearance the etailer secured £510,000 from investors Foresight Nottingham and angel investors, £258,000 through crowdfunding site Crowdcube and £500,000 from the Nottinghamshire Pension Fund.

CollectPlus, a joint venture between retail payment network PayPoint and parcel carrier Yodel, is used by around 300 high street and online retailers including John Lewis, House of Fraser and New Look. The business estimates it handles in excess of 300,000 parcels per week.

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions. Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.