Arrow XL has signed a three-year deal with Aldi for two-man home delivery of oversized items including garden furniture, spa pools and DIY items.
The deal was announced on the same day as AO signed a three-year deal with the supermarket chain for home delivery of its Specialbuys range.
ArrowXL expects to handle in excess of 10,000 deliveries each year on behalf of Aldi – collecting the products directly from the retailer’s fulfilment centre in Northamptonshire before organising onward delivery.
ArrowXL was awarded the contract following a competitive tender. Chief executive Charlie Shiels said: ““Aldi continues to go from strength to strength and this important contract will allow us to play a key role in supporting the retailer’s future growth. Our specialist delivery heroes are specifically trained to ensure they provide the very best customer experience possible for this high profile and well-loved brand.”
David Barter, MD of national IT at Aldi, said: “Whilst we continue to enjoy huge success across our network of stores, we are also experiencing rapid growth online. We required the support of a home delivery partner to enable more customers to shop with us, as we focus on continuing to improve our shopping experience.
“ArrowXL has a fantastic track record and can quickly scale up and down operations to fit our needs, which is ideal for us as we continue to introduce new and exciting products at different times of the year,” he added.