Local retailer-backing app ShopAppy has teamed up with a cargo bike delivery service to get product in the hands of consumers.
In a trial in Stevenage, which has around 45km of segregated cycle paths, local cargo bike delivery firm Bike Box Delivery has partnered with ShopAppy – an app which has been designed to support local shops with a click and collect service, currently operating in a number of UK locations.
Consumers can get items delivered to homes, workplaces or other drop off points for a fee of £4, all of which goes to the cargo bike delivery firm. The local borough council is supporting the initiative and has offered up click and collect points in the town centre.
Bike Box Delivery uses bespoke Dutch e-assist cargo bikes and other smaller bikes to offer a range of services and delivery types. It recently began last-mile deliveries on behalf of Yodel, using a cargo bike rather than a car or van.
Marcus Vere, owner of Box Bike Delivery, commented: “We’re really pleased to be partnering with ShopAppy and Stevenage Borough Council in providing this unique delivery option for ShopAppy businesses and customers. We already successfully deliver hundreds of items each week to customers across the town, and are looking forward to using our reliable and green ‘box bikes’ for those times when delivery is the preferred option.”
Jackie Mulligan, Founder and CEO of ShopAppy added: “We are very excited to be working with Stevenage Borough Council and Box Bike Delivery to test this new service which brings another environmentally-friendly way people can support local businesses and their own town centre even if they are busy. Stevenage has such a wide variety of businesses and this new delivery element will enable people who live or work within Stevenage to get easy delivery and convenience with a local conscience.”