CAE Delivers launched improved next-day UK to Ireland service

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The delivery firm CAE Delivers (which you might know better as City Air Express) speciialises in getting goods between the UK and the Republic of Ireland. And they have recently announced a series of improvements that will appeal to online retailers when it comes to their next-day service.

Ireland is a fast-growing marketing for online shopping and many of our clients know that if they want to grow sales, they need to be better than their competitors. By pre-sorting in Manchester and capitalising on the latest possible ferry times to Ireland, goods arrive in Dublin first thing the following morning, guaranteed for delivery that day.

Becoming one of the very first British businesses to make Eircode a central part of our Irish service is another key component, overcoming the need which many couriers have to rely on mobile ‘phone numbers to raise their chances of making a first-time delivery. Even if consumers in the Republic don’t know their own Eircode, we can generate that information for them.
– Jamie Knapper, Managing Director, CAE Delivers

Mr Knapper also said that the launch of CAE Delivers’ new Irish next-day service followed a successful three-month trial involving a handful of major UK retailers. Its launch also fulfils his commitment to clients during a Management Buy Out in December 2016 which saw ownership of CAE Delivers change hands.

Knapper had been with the company for 16 years when he – together with his brother Jason, CAE Delivers’ Group Operations Director – bought the shares of director Adrian O’Connell, who founded the business in 1975. Mr Knapper described the effort needed to create the new service as “essential”, given continuing problems with serving Ireland’s rising numbers of e-consumers. So this new service is part of the Knapper transformation of the business.

The Irish market is big news for ecommerce sellers but the lack of post codes (now replaced by Eircodes) have sometimes meant problems for shoppers and delays in getting the goods. CAE Delivers is clearly working to alleviate these problems.

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