Countdown is deepening its ties with NZ Post. The two have been partnering since last December, when Countdown started trialling a parcel collection service in 11 stores. Building on the success of the initiative, 27 additional supermarkets across New Zealand are now ready to join in, bringing the total number of participating stores to 38.

Over the next month, shoppers in Auckland, Hamilton, Tauranga, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin will be able to redirect their parcels to a nearby Countdown store, and pick them up from there at no additional charge.
“With most of our stores open until at least 10 pm seven days a week, customers have the flexibility to collect their parcels when they want and combine it with a trip to the supermarket, so it’s all in one place,” said Brett Ashley, general manager of Operations, Countdown.

Participating supermarkets include:
Auckland—St Lukes, Mt Eden, Greenlane, Grey Lynn, Grey Lynn Central, Newmarket, Three Kings, Auckland Metro, Auckland City, Takapuna and Glenfield Downing St; soon to be joined by Birkenhead, Blockhouse Bay, Henderson, Brown’s Bay, Manukau, Manurewa, Mt Wellington, Onehunga, Orewa, Ponsonby, Pukekohe South and Whangaparaoa.
Hamilton—Bridge St, Chartwell, Te Rapa.
Tauranga—Bayfair Girven Rd, Greerton, Tauranga.
Wellington—Newton, Porirua, Lower Hutt, Upper Hutt
Christchurch—Hornby, Church Corner, Northlands, The Palms.
Dunedin—Dunedin Central.