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Olympisch Kwartier is closing

Amsterdam, March 10th 2020

In December of 2018 we opened our doors at the local library. Ever since over 700 people from this neighbourhood have received almost 10.000 parcels. Our research shows that roughly three quarters of our clients are coming in to pick up a package when they are in the neighbourhood. In other words, together we have prevented a lot of delivery vans going around.

We regret to inform you that OBA will be closing on Laan der Hesperiden this summer. This means will terminate their activities at this location. This e-mail is to inform you about the closing and will provide you with options to continue after March 27th.

Why is Parcls olympisch Kwartier closing?

Parcls is a citizens’ initiative. All costs of this point and staff is born by individuals with the aim of having a nice and free point for all residents to collect and deliver their parcels. We are keeping our options open to establish a new point near Olympisch Kwartier, that is if demand is high enough. If you are interested in being involved in the decision making process, you can contact me (see contact information at the bottom of this e-mail).

Until when can I use the package-point on Laan der Hesperiden?

You can collect or have your parcels delivered until March 27th. All packages left in the store after the 27th will be transferred to our new location in De Pijp (Ceintuurbaan 11).

What are my options after March 27th?

On the 1st of April 2020 we will open a big Parcls package-point in De Pijp at Ceintuurbaan 11. You can go there for our trusted service, now even more specialised and efficient in receiving and distributing your parcels. If you don’t want to travel to De Pijp, you can always use a package-point near you from PostNL, UPS, DPD, DHL and GLS.

I would like to change to the new package-point in De Pijp

It is very easy to switch to this option, after March 27th you just need to make sure with every online purchase the address “Ceintuurbaan 11, 1072 ER, Amsterdam” has been put in instead of Laan der Hesperiden. Because you are a Parcls client, you will still receive a notification via E-mail or SMS when your parcel has been delivered. You can also schedule a home delivery.

I want to use pick-up options provided by carriers

Every online store will give you two options for your delivery, either: “free” home delivery, or “free” pick-up at the store. When choosing the latter, you can pick the nearest pick-up-point for every order. Depending on the store, you can be asked to pick up your parcel from PostNL, Albert Heijn, DPD, GLS or DHL.

I hope to see you all soon at our new location in De Pijp. Once again, thank you for choosing our service!

Best regards,

Hans Lingeman

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