Sofa Club customers throughout the UK can now choose nominated morning, evening and weekend delivery slots, delivery to room of choice, removal of packaging and assembly upon arrival, following a partnership with Panther Logistics.
As a part of their sustainability pledge, the online sofa retailer will also be offering a sofa recycling scheme through Panther for the first time.
All Sofa Club stock will be stored in Panther’s brand-new 224,465 sq. ft facility in Swindon, from which deliveries will be made across the UK and also Northern Ireland – another first for the expanding business.
“Finding the right 3PL partner was vital in supporting our growth for the future,” said Louis Rose, Sofa Club’s co-founder and managing director (pictured).
He continued:”Our ethos is revolved around ensuring that the entire sofa-shopping experience from start to finish is entirely seamless for our customers – and a big part of that is making sure the final-mile delivery experience was also hassle free.
“From the moment we met Panther they ticked all our boxes and were ahead of the curve in comparison to their competitors. Their comprehensive delivery offering enables us to expand our delivery further across some areas of the UK and furthermore provides our customers with flexible and fast delivery options that suits the needs of the modern-day consumer.
“Partnering with Panther is in many ways a watershed moment for Sofa Club as it acts as an exciting new chapter for the business and provides us with a springboard to transition the brand to its next stage. Similar to ourselves they are on an exciting upward trajectory and as such we want to be a part of that and continue to grow with them.”
Launched in 2012 by Rose and Tom O’Neill, both who worked within the home furniture space as salesmen, Sofa Club enables consumers to purchase sofas which are in stock. This differs from the made-to-order approach taken by other retailers. Sofa Club aimed to avoid lengthy lead times, which can often frustratingly stretch into the months for UK couch shoppers.
By offering a smaller range of popular designs in a limited number of colours – but keeping them on the shelf, Sofa Club flipped the status quo of the sofa market. After stepping into the ecommerce space following the development of their first website in 2017, the business experienced a surge in sales – which was only catalysed further during Covid-19.