Screwfix launches one hour delivery

by | Aug 16, 2021

Omni-channel trade retailer, Screwfix, is set to launch a rapid delivery service – Screwfix Sprint – which will see orders delivered directly to a site in just one hour.

The express delivery service will cater to Britain’s tradespeople and DIY customers who require urgent materials and wish to order products directly to the site.

Screwfix Sprint is currently rolling out and plans to have more than 30 cities across the UK benefitting from the service by the beginning of November. London, Birmingham and Glasgow are among the cities included, meaning that the service will be available across 34 per cent of UK postcodes, with further rollout planned next year.

Designed to offer hyper-convenience and value with just a £5 delivery charge, Screwfix Sprint is available through the Screwfix app, which has recently surpassed 1 million downloads.

During the trial in Bristol, hundreds of trade customers used the service to deliver thousands of orders. A Screwfix trade customer commented: “It shows that Screwfix are innovative and thinking along the right lines of what’s useful for those within the trade.”

Screwfix Chief Executive Officer, John Mewett, said that although the one minute ‘Click & Collect’ option is very popular, the one-hour delivery service is also proving to be a game changer.

“Trial of Screwfix Sprint across Bristol showed how, in addition, tradespeople value one hour delivery to where they are working. For many ‘time is money’ and this means not having to leave site to collect a part, tool or other key essential needed for the job,” Mr Mewett said.

“We continue to expand our store network to provide our customers with greater convenience. With 723 stores in the UK, 98 per cent of the population are within 30 minutes of a store,” he said.

Growing e-commerce sales and building a mobile-first and service-orientated customer proposition are key parts of the Powered by Kingfisher strategy, which was launched in June 2020 by Kingfisher, Screwfix’s parent company. 

Screwfix Sprint is the latest development in the retailer’s convenience-driven ecommerce innovations and joins Screwfix’s current convenience services which include one minute Click & Collect and next day delivery, seven days a week.

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