Maplin Launches Same Day Delivery
Electronics company Maplin have teamed up with delivery service ‘Shutl’ to provide its customers with a new same day delivery service within as little as 90 minutes if you need it straight away. Alternatively, you can choose a one hour delivery service within a 13 day window.
I salute their initiative. Whilst Amazon offers next day delivery, you sometimes might want to receive your order ASAP.
Also, offering immediate delivery brings eCommerce much closer to the brick and mortar (aka physical) shopping experience.
So what are your options? Shutl provides two delivery options:
"Now!" – ASAP delivery within as little as 90 minutes.
"When?" – Choose a 1-hour delivery window up to 13 days in advance.
Most of Shutl’s carriers even provide real-time GPS tracking; you’ll receive a tracking link once your delivery is underway, so that you can see exactly where it is at any moment in time. Awesome!
However, you should be 100% sure you want that product delivered asap before you make the order. In the event of cancellation Maplin will charge the quoted Shutl delivery cost again to return the item to the store. Keep in mind that you can always return the item in-store within 30 days.
Shutl is already working with companies such as Argos, Warehouse or Karen Millen.
What do you think about this? Good/bad initiative? Would you use Shutl for your business?