Hobbs uses Doddle

Women’s clothing retailer Hobbs has announced that it is to work with parcel shop click and collect company Doddle to expand the range of delivery and returns options that it offers its online shoppers.

Customers of Hobbs will now be able to use the Doddle network to collect and return items they have bought from the online store.

As part of the launch of the offering, Hobbs customers will get free next day delivery on orders to Doddle between 17 – 23 December. Free standard delivery to customers is usually only available for orders of £150. After the promotion period, customers will have to pay £3.95 for next day collection at a Doddle store, though will be able to return their goods to Hobbs for free via the outlets.

Hobbs already has a click and collect service through 54 of its 100 stores across the UK and Ireland. Doddle should significantly extend the reach of this offering to customers.

Doddle self reports massive growth in business, with double digit growth in business at most of the stores it opens. It has rapidly expanded its network from purely around London to Birmingham and transport hubs across the UK as it aims at the commuter / worker market. One of its products is aimed at businesses that can arrange corporate accounts so their employees can get their goods at Doddle rather than while at work.

Andrew Carter, Head of Ecommerce at Hobbs, said: “Partnering with Doddle enables Hobbs to broaden our range of delivery and returns options for customers, offering a convenient and cost effective next day delivery option. The inclusion of changing rooms in Doddle stores is also a benefit we think our customers will be attracted to.”

With the phenomenal growth of e-commerce, Doddle is one of the success stories in the delivery market, providing a much needed service to online retail customers.