- 8 March 2019
- Transport / Logistics Services
Delivery company Zedify is to work with the new IKEA Greenwich outlet, offering zero emissions deliveries by cargo bike for the Swedish homeware giant’s customers who arrive by public transport, bike or on foot.
Helen Ayelett Greenwich Store Manager said: “We know that choice, convenience, value and speed are key, and most people like to go shopping without the hassle of having to get everything back home. Instead of bringing their cars, we’re encouraging our customers to simply bring their keys, phone and wallet and we’ll sort out the rest.”
The new IKEA Greenwich branch is designed to be the most sustainable store in the company’s UK chain. It has very good public transport links and access to the store by sustainable travel. Up to 50 buses will stop at the store an hour, as w4ell as being easily reached on foot from the railway and Tube station.
The Zedify cargo bikes will deliver IKEA goods to homes and offices within two miles of the new store.
Rob King co-founder of Zedify states: “Zedify are delighted to be a part of making IKEA Greenwich the retailer’s leading sustainable store. IKEA are leading the way in sustainable urban retail and Zedify are demonstrating how cargo bikes can help transform urban logistics.”
“Sustainability is at the heart of everything we do at IKEA and moving to a circular economy is essential if we are to continue to meet people’s needs and dreams while staying within the limits of the planet,” said Hege Sæbjørnsen, Country Sustainability Manager, IKEA UK & Ireland.