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Screwfix to Trial 30min Delivery Option

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Screwfix has launched Screwfix Sprint, a new high-speed delivery service that will aim to deliver products to customers in as little as 30 minutes.

The company will trial the service, aimed at tradespeople and DIYers in urgent need of goods, exclusively in its Bristol stores. It is working with courier business Gophr to deliver the goods.

To order customers visit the Screwfix app or website to select their nearest Bristol store then add the products to their basket along with a specific product code. They then place the order via click and collect and pay as normal. Once the order is placed and confirmed customers will then receive a phone call to confirm the delivery address, which must be within three miles of the chosen participating store.

Screwfix already offers next day delivery and for those in more urgent need a click and collect service within a minute. However, the new service will aim to help those – particularly tradespeople – who might not be able to leave to get the parts they need.

While the trial is limited to the Bristol area, parent company Kingfisher has been looking to boost its last-mile delivery options. Meanwhile, sister company B&Q has been leveraging its store estate, operating dark stores out of its “digital hubs” to offer next-day delivery.

B&Q also offers click-and-collect within an hour, while Screwfix offers the same service within one minute.

In March, Screwfix revealed plans to open more than 50 stores in the UK and Ireland this year, a move that would create around 600 new jobs.

Of the total new stores, 40 will be in the UK, creating up to 500 new jobs, while the remaining 10 stores planned in Ireland will create 100 new jobs.

The DIY retailer said the new roles will be in areas such as retail management, service assistants and supervisors and be created by the end of January next year.

Source: Insight DIY

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30 June 2021

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