- 10 December 2015
- Transport / Logistics Services
Parcel pick up and drop off company Doddle has reported a massive growth in corporate membership as companies sign up to allow employees to have their online shopping dropped off with their stores instead of corporate mailrooms.
Companies have taken to paying for corporate membership in parallel with banning their staff from having parcels dropped off at their mailrooms. Employees would have little option but to pull a sickie to receive their goods unless the companies gave another alternative.
This has given Doddle a massive boost in business. It has reported a 33% increase in business per week at its One Canada Square shop at Canary Wharf in London. A statement from Doddle said, “Corporate membership has grown by 326% between October and November,” adding that this accounts for 15% of all their new customers.
The company statement suggested, “In the last fortnight these volumes have been boosted by employees taking advantage of online sales offered in the lead up to and following Black Friday.”
Director of Canary Wharf Group Security Matt Maer said, “Doddle really helps to relieve the pressure on busy corporate post rooms here at Canary Wharf, especially at high seasons, by offering a service processing high volumes of parcels. We’re pleased that they are on board.”
Tim Robinson, Doddle CEO, said of the massive growth, “The dramatic increase in parcel volumes at this time of year presents a major challenge for employers. On one hand they are doing their best to offer a valuable employee benefit but at the same time balance the added resource costs that come with accepting personal deliveries.
“It doesn’t have to be costly to maintain employee parcel benefits. We’re now working with more than 100 firms to reduce the pressure on mailrooms over Christmas and throughout the year, while they provide their employees with a solution to missed deliveries.”