Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Good Response to New Home Delivery Parcel Network

Company Claims it Will Employ 10,000
Shipping News Feature

UK – Following its launch earlier this month the new Local Letterbox franchise reports a good response to its invitation to anyone interested in opening up a dedicated store to act as local representatives for the scheme which aims to make on line shopping a more realistic option for those who are often not at home when deliveries are made. The company says it has received over 300 enquiries in just ten days and that couriers, retailers, and more importantly, consumers have indicated that they see the need for a better solution to problems of the home delivery of parcels.

The company points out that the online retail industry is a growing sector which is hindered by delivery difficulties with the three big issues convenience, cost and the environment. Fewer drops with more parcels to each of Local Letterboxes carrier neutral outlets will cut shipping costs and result in fewer road miles. Iain Wood, Commercial Director of Local Letterbox, says:

"Our revolution in home delivery is gaining huge momentum. We have had an overwhelming response and commitment from master franchisees that has secured hundreds of dedicated shops in our network already."

The franchise, which aims to oust the headache of parcel deliveries and returns, is building a network of stores allowing customers to collect and post parcels from locations that are convenient to them, any time between 7am and 10pm, six days a week. As part of a rapid growth plan, the cooperative claims it is going to open 2,000 stores nationwide by summer 2013. Each shop will be dedicated solely to the Local Letterbox franchise and its growth plan will create an estimated 10,000 jobs across the UK