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Screwfix launches rapid site delivery service

by Jennie Ward

New Screwfix Sprint service is set to offer further “hyper-convenience and value” with delivery direct to site within 60 minutes.

Screwfix, the omni-channel trade retailer, is to launch a rapid delivery service called Screwfix Sprint that it says will deliver orders direct to site, within 60 minutes. 

Screwfix says that following a successful trial, it will begin to roll-out the service, which will meet the growing demand for speed and convenience from Britain’s tradespeople.

The company says its latest delivery proposition will mean customers who need urgent supplies when on a job, can order and receive their essentials within 1 hour, without losing time by leaving site. 

Sprint is rolling out now and Screwfix says by the beginning of November, more than 30 cities across the UK are set to benefit from the service, with  London, Birmingham, and Glasgow among the cities included, meaning that the service will be available across 34% of UK postcodes, with further rollout planned next year. 

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

During the trial in Bristol, hundreds of trade customers are said to have 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.”

John Mewett, CEO of Screwfix, commented: “We understand how busy the nation’s tradespeople are and we are always looking for ways to provide our customers with even greater convenience, meaning they can get what they need, when they need it. 

“Our 1 minute Click and Collect service is already hugely popular, and the trial of Screwfix Sprint across Bristol showed how, in addition, tradespeople value 1 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.

“We continue to expand our store network to provide our customers with greater convenience. With 724 stores in the UK, 98% of the population are within 30 minutes of a store.

“Screwfix Sprint and our store network goes hand in hand, helping to bring Screwfix and the convenience we know our tradespeople need, even closer.”

For more information, visit www.screwfix.com/help/sprint

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