Hermes ParcelShops added to GFS Checkout delivery options
Global Freight Solutions (GFS) has announced that retailers using its GFS Checkout system will now be able to offer their customers Hermes ParcelShops as a delivery option. GFS Director Simon Veale said that adding Hermes’ 36,000-strong Europe-wide network of ParcelShops to the existing array of delivery options on the GFS Checkout system will “present retailers with more capability to keep customers happy”.
Veale added: “Delivery is such an important factor in whether and how consumers shop online that having a broad and reliable mix of standard, express and alternative services is now imperative and certainly to every retailer’s advantage.
“Whether they are large or small, being able to tap into the flexibility and coverage offered by Hermes’ ParcelShops right domestically and internationally as well as the other options in GFS Checkout means that retailers are far more capable of giving consumers the choice that they want and that is a powerful element in getting people to place orders time and again.”
GFS Checkout was launched as a free plug-in in September 2014.
Hermes’s Marketing and Sales Director, Mark Pettit, said that the tie-up with GFS Checkout was “the latest important milestone” in the company’s evolution of the ParcelShop network.
“Since the ParcelShops began operation in 2011, we have been constantly investing in order to expand our footprint.
“Being part of the broad menu of options in GFS Checkout brings us before even more retailers and consumers for whom our network can be a real benefit, either for collection of e-commerce deliveries or for handling returns.
“Our growth has been so consistent that more than 48 million people within the UK now live within just one mile of an outlet.”
Hermes is the UK’s largest consumer delivery specialist, shipping more than 200 million parcels each year.