My Parcel Delivery moves offices to offer new ‘pick and pack’ service to customers
Startups 100 winner launches service targeted at eBay and Amazon traders
Startups 100-winning delivery comparison site My Parcel Delivery today announced a move to a new 23,000 sq ft unit in Manchester, set to facilitate the launch of a new warehousing and pick-up service aimed at small online traders.
My Parcel Delivery, founded in 2009 by David Grimes and Paul Haydock and ranked at number 1 on the Startups 100 2013 index, said the move was the latest step towards the company becoming a fully-fledged logistics business.
The 23,000 sq ft office and warehouse building, located in Trafford Park, Manchester, will allow My Parcel Delivery to offer new warehousing and pick up and pack services, primarily targeted at small businesses trading on online marketplaces such as eBay and Amazon.
It follows last week’s announcement that eBay is set to extend its ‘Click & Collect’ delivery partnership with Argos to 80,000 online traders across the UK, allowing them to offer items for pick up in more than 650 Argos branches.
My Parcel Delivery said its own service would “complement” existing low-cost deals negotiated with major couriers including DPD, City Link, Parcelforce, Hermes and DX, and would allow online traders to avoid the process of facilitating logistics themselves.
The new site will also allow the fast-growing company to accommodate a number of new hires, including more than 20 new IT developers and eight new hires across marketing, sales and customer service.
David Grimes, co-founder and managing director of My Parcel Delivery, said: “We know that our customers’ e-commerce, eBay and Amazon businesses are growing at an incredible rate and they are looking for a broader range of services to help them manage this period of expansion while saving time and money.
“The recent investments we’ve received mean we are now in a position to respond to more of our customers’ requirements with a wider variety of services and enter the next phase of becoming a broader logistics and supply chain partner.
“Our new warehousing facility will enable growing e-commerce businesses to use a drop shipping approach, which means they pass the entire responsibility for storage of stock, inventory and order fulfilment to us to get their products to customers in the UK and Internationally.”