We are delighted to extend our collaboration with London Councils, BIDs and local authorities like TFL across the capital. Following the recent launch of our Parcelly Agent service and further strategic partnership announcements with Palmer and Harvey and the Costcutter Supermarkets Group, Parcelly's latest coup is another step towards making our revolutionary click&collect model a household name and have London benefit from our delivery innovation.
The new mayor of London Sadiq Khan recently made his first major policy announcement, unveiling plans to substantially increase the size of London’s clean air charging zone to tackle the capital’s illegal air pollution levels. His concern over the matter demonstrates just how great an issue this is and at Parcelly we are proud to be a leading advocate for change in the right direction.
Parcelly seeks to offer a greener alternative for online shoppers by reducing the number of driver destinations as well as parcels that require multiple delivery attempts. Alongside this, we donate up to 5% of the price of each Parcelly Booking to further reduce the carbon footprint. For these reasons we have had much interest from London's councils as with Parcelly employees can stop sending their online purchases into the office to avoid missing the postman, but collect when and where they want, e.g. close to home or wherever is most convenient for them.
The logistics industry is currently witnessing dramatic growth in parcel volumes. The consumer economy is a significant threat to the environment, as more parcels means more delivery vans which in turn means more CO2 emissions. So what exactly can logistics companies do to reduce their carbon footprints without compromising the success of their business models?
The two main channels of action are improving vehicle efficiency and cutting down on re-deliveries. Industry data reveals that around 5% of all parcels are not delivered first time, which means around 100 million parcels need to be redelivered in the UK each year. This inefficiency leads to pollution, more vehicle mileage and more CO2 emissions.
Some causes of these inefficiencies include:
• Multiple vehicles from various companies delivering goods to the same neighbourhoods or businesses.
• A high number of low volume (or even single item) deliveries, and a high propensity for single item deliveries to private residential locations.
Unfortunately, this has not changed for a number of years, until now…The Parcelly innovation can help effectively reduce CO2 emissions and reduce congestion, whilst still offering consumers and businesses a truly convenient Click & Collect solution. Parcelly helps by solving the issue of failed deliveries, hence causing a significant decrease in CO2 emissions. In addition, 5% of every Parcelly booking is donated to Atmosfair – over 8 tons of greenhouse gas emissions have already been offset thanks to these donations.
Making the last mile green, safe, smart and unobtrusive
Parcelly is the smart click and collect service for the logistics industry. Parcelly allows customers to have their deliveries routed to Click & Collect hub locations to pick up themselves, ideally on foot or by public transport to further reduce the amount of traffic on the road. Join the parcel revolution and save the environment with Parcelly!