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Parcelly to provide mini-warehousing service to allow one-hour delivery

Parcelly is partnering with delivery courier Quiqup and the company’s online partner No Ordinary Suit to provide a pilot mini-warehousing service for the retailer. The service allows online retailers of any size to store items hyper-locally through their nationwide network and fulfill orders in under 60 minutes, on-demand.

The pilot with No Ordinary Suit launched on Monday and will see flash sale items delivered to customers’ home addresses in under 60 minutes.

Helena Balls, founder of No Ordinary Suit, said that the new service would allow her to provide the ultimate in customer convenience for her customers. “I also like the fact that I don’t even have to change my existing carrier solution, as Parcelly provides an on-demand third party to fulfil the orders. We’re truly excited to add this premium service to our range of delivery options.”

The new service will make a ‘home delivery in under 60 minutes option’ available to any online retailer, emulating Amazon’s own Prime delivery option.

Flash sale or promotional items are delivered from a decentralised warehouse into a set of strategically located Parcelly locations. After an order has been placed, the purchased item is collected by a Quiqup courier from a hyper-local Parcelly location and delivered to the customer’s address.

Bassel El Koussa, CEO at Quiqup said the new service was revolutionary. “Our combined proposition leverages urban real estate effectively by using local shops across the city as mini-warehouses from which retailers’ goods are picked up by Quiqup’s flexible fleet of Quiqees and delivered to individual recipients. With 90% of consumers just a short bike ride away from our partnered locations, this solution helps retailers reach more consumers faster and cheaper.”

Sebastian Steinhauser, CEO at Parcelly said: ‘We are delighted to be introducing a ground-breaking service that can further improve customer control, certainty and convenience.”

Image credit: Parcelly