Tuesday, December 11, 2012

New Parcel Scheme Intends to Eliminate Failed Home Deliveries

Franchisees Sought for Online Package Receipt Project
Shipping News Feature

UK –With failed deliveries estimated to cost the industry £851 million, according to the Interactive Media in Retail Group (IMRG) and with many Royal Mail centres closing as consolidation measures take hold, newly launched start up Local Letterbox Ltd aims to revolutionise the process of receiving online purchases with a national network of convenient and secure parcel shops which will allow customers to both collect and post parcels anytime from 7am till 10pm, 6 days a week.

As part of Local Letterbox's rapid growth plan, the cooperative is looking to open a minimum of 2,000 stores by summer 2013 and as a result is on the hunt for franchisees to join the team and monopolise on the growth of the online parcel industry, a sector which has continued to grow year on year. The growth plan will create an estimated 10,000 jobs across the UK. Iain Wood, Commercial Director of Local Letterbox, said:

"We've all had a bad delivery experience, whether it's a parcel being lost in transit or being unavailable to collect due to work commitments. Recent figures show that 18% of deliveries are unsuccessful; the current home delivery offering doesn't fit with our busy lives. On top of that, 22% of deliverers are returned to the retailer, an even more time consuming task.

"People across the country need a better solution for the safe and reliable delivery of their online orders. Consumers are busier than ever nowadays and don't have the time to sit and wait for a delivery. They want a service that is convenient for them that they can bolt on to their daily routine amidst the school run or a trip to the local shop. This is what Local Letterbox will deliver its consumers."

For a video explaining exactly how the proposed scheme will function click HERE.