John Lewis taking part in car boot delivery trial

John Lewis taking part in car boot delivery trial

Retailer John Lewis is working with Jaguar Land Rover’s innovation arm InMotion to trial a system for delivering goods to customers’ car boots. The system, developed by the InMotion-supported start-up toBoot, was first trialed in 2016 with a small-scale study with Jaguar Land Rover staff. Now, the system will be extended later this year to include tests with Jaguar Land Rover customers.

As with other in-car delivery concepts, a smart box is installed in the boot of the customer’s car. The courier receives a notification of the car’s GPS location and registration number, as well as a code that provides once-only access to the boot and box.

As previously reported by Post&Parcel, a number of similar in-car delivery concepts have been trialed by Volvo, Daimler and others – but this is believed to the first trial in the UK.

John Lewis’ innovation manager John Vary said: “Having deliveries made to your car boot has the potential to be a major breakthrough.”

 

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