Homebase suspends home deliveries during website rejig

Australian owned Homebase has announced it has temporarily suspended its home delivery service while the firm refreshes its website and home delivery platform.

In a holding statement posted on its website, Homebase said it is “renovating and refreshing” its website, adding: “We are also changing how we deliver our product ranges, so for a little while, there will be no option for Home Delivery but that will be back really soon. All our stores are open as normal and our team members will be happy to see you.”

Just before Sainsburys bought up the Home Retail Group last year, Australian company Wesfarmers moved in and bought out Homebase from within the retail firm. It is planned that Homebase will be rebranded Bunnings in line with the Australian DIY brand in the coming year or so. The road to a relaunch of the company has been somewhat bumpy, with some reports of Homebase making large losses in the last 12 months during the transformation process. The new website and delivery system may go some way to halt money from haemorrhaging from the company as the change programme takes place…

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