Gophr and Metapack partner for same-day delivery
Same-day delivery courier Gophr is integrating with Metapack, a delivery management software company. The partnership offers ecommerce retailers more same-day delivery options across the United Kingdom.
Gophr is a last mile delivery network that ships in the United Kingdom (UK), with customers such as HelloFresh and Boots. Metapack is a delivery management solution with over 400 partner carriers, shipping around 550 million parcels per year.
‘Quick, precise and trackable deliveries’
The integration will make it possible for online sellers to add same-day delivery (SDD) to their existing delivery options. According to the companies, the partnership will provide ‘quick, precise and trackable deliveries’ in towns and cities in the UK. Shipping through Gophr is possible by bicycle, motorcycle as well as (electrical) vans.
‘Same-day delivery key element of ecommerce’
“Same-day delivery is becoming a key element of ecommerce, particularly in urban centers where people expect to get products greener, quicker and more conveniently than ever before”, Senior Vice President of Carriers Tom Forbes from Metapack says. “Gophr has built an exciting business based around same-day delivery across the UK and managing increasing consumer expectations around delivery experience.”
“Metapack is the market leader in delivery technology.”
CEO Seb Robert of Gophr comments: “Metapack is the market leader in delivery technology and we’re keen to help expand the range of options available to ecommerce and omnichannel businesses by adding same-day deliveries.”
30% of British customers want delivery same-day
Recently Marks & Spencer announced delivering fashion orders same-day, similar to the rapid deliveries by Amazon. According to a recent report, around 30 percent of Brits have a want for same-day delivery.
Still, a larger share of British customers wants next-day delivery. However, 1 in 3 UK retailers still do not offer this. There is a bridge that needs to be crossed first, it seems.