Eurostar unveils Boomerang platform letting travellers buy items for each other

Eurostar unveils Boomerang platform letting travellers buy items for each other

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Eurostar is trialling a service which allows customers on each side of the English Channel to pick up products for each other.

The Boomerang platform, which is being trialled for three months on services between Paris in London, is designed to put travellers in touch with each other to help give them access to “the little things they can’t get in Paris or London”, without having to wait for their next trip.

Once registered, users can enter the details of their request on the platform and connect with travellers who have offered to bring their chosen item over.

Users can either browse suggestions or list their own and a date the item is desired by.

A price limit can also be listed and payment is made via PayPal – held until the item is delivered.

A delivery time and location can then be decided between users.

Boomerang is free to use and Eurostar does not take a fee on delivery.

Head of marketing and brand at Eurostar, Lionel Benbassat, said: “We are always looking to encourage connections between our customers, and Boomerang provides a new way to bring people together.

“Just before Christmas is a great time to trial this new platform, allowing users to get hold of the things they miss from across the Channel.”

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