ASOS ink five-year UK contract with DPD

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A British marketplace, ASOS have signed a five-year contract with a parcel delivery service, DPD in an effort to support their merchants to “improve and innovate to meet [customer] demands”.

The move will see the DPD supplying delivery services to ASOS customers across the UK until at least September 2024.

DPD has worked alongside ASOS for over ten years in a partnership that they describe “has not only resulted in millions of successful deliveries but also driven genuine innovation.” Many of DPD’s services such as follow my parcel, precise and its unique, real-time, in-flight delivery options were informed by and often trialled first with ASOS.

The new contract includes a provision for at least 50% of deliveries within the London ultra-low emission zone to be served by electric vehicles only. DPD opened the UK’s first all-electric parcel depot in Westminster last October and are investing in a network of all-electric micro depots across the capital. DPD expect to have almost 600 electric vehicles on the road by 2021.

“I am delighted to partner ASOS for another five years. We have a special relationship and, over the years, we’ve worked together in a very close partnership that has helped us develop a series of delivery innovations. This is a very fast-moving sector, and we work with the best in the business, which in turn, helps us improve and innovate to meet their demands.”

“The next five years will see the delivery landscape transformed again with greener, more sustainable deliveries, more geo-location innovation and of course Brexit. We’re ahead of the game on all three fronts, but the investment in our all-electric fleet and depot network is key for us. We expect to have the largest EV fleet in the industry and plan to double the number of electric vehicles year on year.”

“Being able to provide customers like ASOS with smarter, cleaner and more sustainable parcel deliveries is a top priority for us.”
– Dwain McDonald, chief executive officer, DPD.

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