Online marketplace Flubit has today announced it will launch a new service called Flubit Go, thanks to a new partnership with delivery technology brand On the dot.
Flubit Go will allow online shoppers to specify same-day one-hour delivery slots for millions of popular retail products. The move is designed to help independent UK retailers on the platform better compete with larger players like Amazon in the “super-convenient” fulfilment space.
From this autumn, Flubit.com customers in London, Manchester and Birmingham will be able to arrange for their purchases to be delivered within an hour timeslot of their choice, meaning they can enjoy discounted prices on a range of products, including tech, toys, books, kitchenware, baby products, beauty and more along with ultra-convenient fulfilment.
The delivery service will cost significantly less than Amazon’s same day service delivery and will be available to all users, unlike Amazon’s similar service which is only available to paying Prime users.
Bertie Stephens, CEO and Founder of Flubit.com, commented: “This is game changing for the British public. Every year we’re saving our customers millions of pounds off the best Amazon prices, and now customers can get these savings and experience true convenience by receiving the product in their hand within an hour that they choose, that day, or at a specified time in the future – a privilege that is charged for when using Amazon. No other company can offer this on the scale that Flubit and On the dot can.”
Bertie, continued: “Flubit Go is a great opportunity for online sellers to grow sales with a different profile of online shopper for whom convenience is king. If you already sell on Flubit, you can participate and list your products on Flubit Go for free and without changing your Flubit integration. You just need to hold stock within a 10-mile radius of the three major cities and be able to pick and pack an item in time for a collection.”
Developed in 2015 by leading same day UK delivery company CitySprint, On the dot is based on innovative new technology, created specifically to help retailers offer highly convenient deliveries at prices comparable to next day delivery. Its open API means it can be easily integrated into retailers’ checkouts and EPOS, both online and in-store.
Patrick Gallagher, CEO of On the dot – a CitySprint brand, commented: “Customers have come to expect a high degree of convenience in their retail journey as standard. But a surprisingly small number of retailers currently offer deliveries when customers actually want them. We are delighted to be partnering with Flubit.com to help them give their customers the best possible final mile experience.’’