Rico Logistics launches evening delivery service


Rico Logistics has launched a same-day evening delivery service in the UK. e-Sameday (the ‘e’ standing for evening delivery) will be available seven days a week nationwide, with some parcels being delivered within eight hours of being ordered.

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Martin Cheeseman, Sales & Marketing Director at Rico Logistics commented: “The changing and difficult times UK retailers have faced has forced many of them to innovate and pay even closer attention to what the online shopper wants. By offering convenient and varied delivery options retailers can further differentiate themselves from their competitors. In a time poor world an evening delivery service makes perfect sense!”

 

Rico was established 25 years ago and has since become one of Europe’s largest same day logistics and parts distribution providers. Operating in 10 countries in Europe, the company has a fleet of more than 1,400 couriers across 45 locations. It is part of the TVS Group and last year acquired DHL’s same day courier business which significantly boosted its UK operation.

 Parcel companies are investing heavily in infrastructure, service offering and technology to take advantage of growth opportunities within the delivery marketplace. This is enabling them to improve the service they provide to customers and increase competitiveness.

Skillweb is a privately owned, UK-based business that provides technology solutions designed to help organisations manage their mobile workforces and track the movement of their goods. The company has operated since 1999 managing deployments across the UK and Europe and is responsible for up to 100 million transactions each month and growing.

Skillweb provides an effective means of tracking and tracing incoming and outgoing deliveries, as well as communicating useful delivery details to the recipient, via its SmartTask POD solution, helping carriers of all sizes to enhance their service offering.

 

Downloaded onto a worker’s smartphone, ruggedised or semi-ruggedised device – including the Motorola TC55 touch computer – this mobile software application can run as a standalone solution, alongside Skillweb’s Houndit technology or a carrier’s current system.

 

When recipients choose their delivery option during a purchase, the information sent to a carrier relating to the order can be used by the software to generate a communication via email or SMS stating an approximate delivery slot. This is based on how long it takes to get from a warehouse to the customer.

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