Construction firm launches one-hour delivery app

14 August 2018

An on-demand delivery app for construction materials has launched in London.

The app, developed by construction materials retailer Bryson, allows users to browse the firm’s core product range, input the postcode of where they would like the items delivered and place an order for same-hour delivery.

It is the first of its kind for the sector, claims Bryson, which supplies sealants, fixings, tools and sundries to the construction trade.

The app, called BrysonNow, was developed in collaboration with delivery service Quiqup and storage retailer Parcelly.

The company’s most popular items are stored in Parcelly’s “micro-warehouses”, placed strategically across London’s zones one and two, said Bryson. Quiqup processes orders through Parcelly’s storage management system before one of Quiqup’s fleet of couriers collects and delivers the items to the customer’s selected address within the hour.

Daniel Reiner, managing director of Bryson, said the app will provide an on-site solution for those working in the fast paced construction sector.

“We understand that our customers’ needs are changing, and there is an increasing expectation to have products on site now rather than later,” Reiner said. “We also understand that convenience is key.”

Bassel El Koussa, CEO and co-founder of Quiqup, said the collaborative on-demand solution was a “game-changer” for the construction industry “where delays can cost a business thousands”.

Sebastian Steinhauser, CEO of Bryson, said it allows the company to compete with Amazon on on-demand deliver speed and customer experience, “while shortening the fulfilment cycle and delivery leg in an environmentally friendly and more efficient way.”

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