Tuesday 27th Sep 2016 - Logistics Manager

CitySprint rolls out last mile technology

CitySprint is now expanding On the dot, its specified hour delivery technology, to retailers of all sizes across the UK covering deliveries to 99 per cent of the UK population.

On the dot was launched last year with pilots in London and Birmingham. It is designed to display capacity across CitySprint’s delivery network. The platform makes one-hour delivery time slots visible to both retailers and shoppers based on factors such as customer and store locations.

Retailers can integrate the technology directly into their checkouts and EPOS, both online and in-store. Smaller retailers can also buy bundles of deliveries and create an account to offer On the dot immediately in-store or over the phone.

Patrick Gallagher, CEO of CitySprint, said: “The old model of deliveries on retailers’ terms is dead and gone. In today’s world, convenience trumps speed when it comes to buying online or in-store. This is exactly why we developed On the dot, the only service of its kind, which allows us to use and manage delivery capacity in a whole new way. Thanks to its technology, retailers now have access to incredible convenience at a reasonable cost.”