Department store chain John Lewis is looking for partners to carry out the donkey work as it looks to expand its 'click and collect' service.
The aim is to offer the service in parts of the UK where the staff-owned retailer does not already have a presence.
According to Marketing magazine, click and collect is enjoying a boom in the UK. It lets customers order goods online from a retailer, and then collect them from their nearest store, whenever they want.
In the year ending January 28, the John Lewis Partnership reported that, with click and collect now available in all its department stores, and 94 of its Waitrose food stores, the service was contributing to online sales accounting for one-fifth of the group's total.
Click and collect is rapidly catching on, and earlier this year, online clothing retailer Asos began offering a service which lets buyers pick up their orders from any one of 4,500 stores, including local Spar branches.