Following the news that discount supermarket rival Poundland has entered the e-commerce fray, Hermes has announced it has secured the contract for Poundland shopping deliveries.
The move sees Hermes make its first foray into food and grocery deliveries, which will be made through its existing driver and vehicle network. Priced at £4 per delivery – or free for orders over £50 – Hermes will deliver Poundland shoppers’ goods within a 4-to-5 day window.
The discount retailer has a network of 550 stores and claims it serves more than 5.3m customers every week. The online shopping trial will offer a range of 2,000 items – all priced at just £1.
Poundland chief executive, Jim McCarthy, said: “We’re very pleased to have launched online. We now have over 550 stores across the UK which provide our customers with magic moments when they find amazing value products at our famous £1 price point. Our online channel will make shopping even easier, it’s convenient and caters for shoppers who may not yet have a Poundland nearby, but who still want to benefit from the amazing value and remarkable treasure trove of lines we offer.”
Mark Pettit, sales & marketing director at Hermes, said: “By utilising our specialist knowledge and experience, we can supply industry-leading delivery solutions that provide exceptional value to any organisation. We look forward to helping Poundland succeed in this new online venture.”