Metapack partners with bike courier Zedify
Leading delivery platform Metapack is partnering with last mile startup Zedify in the United Kingdom. Zedify is known for its bicycle courier network. The company offers same day and next day delivery.
Metapack offers delivery management software worldwide, with over 350 carriers that ship roughly 550 million parcels per year. Zedify was founded in 2018 and has delivered over 800.000 packages since.
10 hubs across the United Kingdom
Through their logistics platform, Metapack customers can now use Zedify for deliveries in the United Kingdom (UK). The startup has 10 delivery hubs across the country, including London, Cambridge, Southampton and Brighton.
The partnership follows an integration with Homerr in May, a network of 2.000 local delivery points in the Netherlands and Belgium. And only last month, Metapack partnered with HIVED for electrical delivery in the UK.
‘Continue to bring more sustainable options’
“With 70% consumers noticing the carrier delivering their order, brands can be confident that choosing cargo bike deliveries will give them a competitive edge on sustainability”, Zedify’s CCO Jon Williams said.
“Zedify has been a pioneer in cargo bike deliveries.”
“Zedify has been a pioneer in implementing cargo bike deliveries across the UK,” says Strategic Partnership Director David Randall from Metapack, “and we’re hugely excited to be working with them, especially as we continue to bring retailers more sustainable delivery options than ever before.”
E-bike to deliver 20% of parcels
Sustainable delivery has grown more important to customers shopping online, especially in recent years. According to a survey by Metapack among 3,000 Europeans, 75 percent of shoppers consider a more sustainable delivery. For over 30 percent of consumers, sustainability is the deciding factor when choosing a delivery option.
E-cargo bikes, a popular sustainable option for inner cities, are expected to be used for 20 percent of deliveries, Deloitte found. Earlier this summer, Amazon announced their own bike fleet hub in London. DPD has also been investing in e-bikes in the past few years.