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Stuart expands same-day delivery options for Pets at Home, in collaboration with order management specialists OneStock
- Expansion takes service to 128 stores
- New cities across Scotland and England including Coventry, York and Edinburgh
- Large package delivery to be offered from most stores
Same-day last-mile delivery specialists Stuart have partnered with Pets at Home and OneStock to create a best in class delivery service for pet owners across the country.
Following the successful introduction of same-day delivery for Pets at Home customers at the end of last year, the offer is being expanded to include more stores including several in Scotland, across Edinburgh and Glasgow, as well as York, Coventry and Bath, taking the total number included to 128 stores .
The same-day delivery option has proven popular with Pets at Home customers since its inception, with Stuart delivering direct from local stores, typically within two hours. The service is seamless and enables Pets at Home customers to place their orders directly through the website, as they would usually do. Once the product is selected, OneStock’s order management system displays Stuart’s same-day service as one of Pets at Home’s delivery options, if the postcode is within the coverage of the store.
In addition to the expansion of stores offering the service, large package delivery will now also be offered from most stores in the scheme. While the Pets at Home service started off as a same-day delivery of smaller products, in order to support pet owners’ needs, large package delivery has become a clear area of demand, as pet food is often bought in bulk sizes.
Sam Farhall, Head of Digital Operations, commented: “Offering choice and convenience is key for our customers and we are always looking at new ways to innovate and improve. Our subscription services are already hugely popular, but we recognise that sometimes the need is a little more urgent and we’re delighted that through our partnership with OneStock and Stuart, we are able to provide pet owners with even more choice thanks to the two-hour delivery option. The trial has already been very well received by customers and we are
pleased to now expand coverage of the service into Scotland and to more cities in England over the coming months.”
OneStock’s CEO, Romulus Grigoras, added “It’s fantastic to be working with a brand like Pets at Home, that is committed to evolving and expanding its services to meet the needs of its customers. By introducing Ship from Store, Pets at Home are not only speeding up delivery, thanks to Stuart, but also significantly reducing logistics costs by shipping straight from store. Alongside Stuart we’re delighted to be supporting Pets at Home with creating tailored processes to optimise its operations for improved customer experience and operational efficiency.”
Brendan Hamill, UK General Manager at Stuart says, “We’re thrilled to be partnering with a household name like Pets at Home, who put their customers at the heart of everything they do. We’re excited to support bringing this to life in the form of same-day, on-demand delivery, and by working closely with both Pets at Home and OneStock we are able to deliver a truly first-class experience for customers across the UK.”
About Pets at Home
Pets at Home Group Plc is the UK’s leading pet care business; our commitment is to make sure pets and their owners get the very best advice, products and care. Pet products are available online or from our 457 stores, many of which also have vet practices and grooming salons. Pets at Home also operates a UK leading small animal veterinary business, with 443 First Opinion practices located both in our stores and in standalone locations. For more information visit: http://investors.petsathome.com
Stuart is a tech logistics company that has revolutionised urban delivery since it was founded in Paris in 2015. Committed to providing logistics for a sustainable world, Stuart connects businesses of all sizes to high quality couriers to offer industry-leading delivery built on precision, speed and flexibility. This is powered by innovative logistics technology and operational expertise which allows global retailers and local businesses to meet their customers’ needs for on-demand, same day and next day delivery.
Stuart currently operates millions of deliveries every month across over 110 cities in the UK, France, Spain, Portugal, Italy and Poland. Stuart is a subsidiary of DPDgroup. Find out more on www.stuart.com
INNOVATION FOR OMNICHANNEL RETAILERS
OneStock is the leading European Order Management Systems (OMS) that provides an innovative software suite for the retail sector.
Based on stock unification, this agile OMS solution offers numerous configurable omnichannel scenarios (such as Ship From Store, Click & Collect, Order In Store, In-Store appointment, Return Management...) allowing retailers to easily connect all touchpoints with all their sales channels, both physical and online.
With more than 60 customers located across Europe OneStock operate across all retail sectors, from fashion, footwear, cosmetics, interior decoration, gardening, toys, gourmet food, and jewellery and watches.