Parcel Connect, a service that allows customers to send, collect and return online goods directly or via their local Payzone shop, has signed a multi-million euro contract with Irish-based delivery management platform Scurri. The contract, which Parcel Connect has signed alongside its parent company, Fastway Couriers Ireland, will see Scurri facilitate the delivery of over €3.4bn worth of merchandise value, forecast to be ordered through online retailers such as Littlewoods, ASOS, BooHoo and MissGuided, over the next five years.
The deal will see Scurri providing barcode-labelling technology to over 15,000 customers of the Fastway Couriers group. In addition, Scurri will provide technical support and development services for the business including the Parcel Connect Platform.
Launched at the end of 2013, Parcel Connect is a novel service that allows online shoppers and small businesses to send, collect and return parcels via local Payzone branded convenience stores nationwide and is designed for shoppers who need a service outside of the working hours offered by post offices.
Commenting on the partnership, Danny Hughes CEO of Parcel Connect and representative of the Fastway Couriers Group; “Our most recent challenge has been capitalising on opportunities that improve our customer’s delivery experience by executing developments on time or ahead of schedule. Being able to action ideas in a lean-viable way, with confidence in our ability to adjust quickly, has paid dividends in our progress over the last 6 months. Partnering with Scurri has been a fundamental part of this. Both companies share similar philosophies and ambitions. For Scurri, it’s about making it simple, and for Parcel Connect, it’s about making it personal; two values that define the way we work and the direction we’re heading.”
According to Scurri CEO Rory O’Connor “I am delighted to be able to sign this agreement with Parcel Connect and the wider Fastway Courier Group. This deal positions Scurri at the leading edge of delivery technology and is a great example of how we make delivery simple through technology.”