Co-op is today launching a new online delivery service with e-cargobikes.com, a provider of zero-emission last-mile delivery services for retailers and grocers across the UK.
The online service is initially available to shoppers within four kilometres of the Co-op’s store on Kings Road in Chelsea, before being rolled out to further London stores.
This is the first time the Co-op has offered online delivery via a dedicated website using e-cargo bikes. Shoppers will be able to order products online, which will then be delivered to their homes or offices within two hours.
Chris Conway, head of food digital at the Co-op, said: “This is an exciting time for the Co-op. As the leaders in convenience shopping, we want to look at different ways of bringing our award-winning products closer to shoppers, and this new service with e-cargobikes.com does exactly that.”
James FitzGerald, managing director of e-cargobikes.com, said: “We are thrilled that Co-op are demonstrating environmental leadership by launching their online delivery service using e-cargobikes.com. We are reimagining grocery deliveries and exploring a more sustainable transport system – our e-cargo bikes are able to deliver the same amount as a diesel-van over a shift but require only 0.5% of the energy.”