If you live in London, Glasgow, Bristol, Edinburgh, Cambridge, Southampton, Brighton, Norwich, Winchester, or Plymouth, you might soon get a delivery from urban parcel delivery, Zedify. That’s because they have just launched an integration with Metapack and the new integration provides retailers with a sustainable option for urban last mile deliveries.
Zedify operates fleets of cargo bikes run from hyper local microhubs at the edge of city centres. For brands who are plugged into Metapack, that’s one more barrier to their net zero ambitions neatly overturned. Zedify’s same day, next day and greenday deliveries are claimed to save 92% C02 per km compared with using EVs, emit zero tailpipe emissions and help to build healthier, cleaner and more liveable cities that are better for everyone.
Zedify’s model utilises smart technology to optimally consolidate parcels headed to the same area. Plus, cargo bikes have been proven to be 60% faster than vans (EV or not) in cities, so the model is incredibly efficient and highly competitive on cost.
The only bit we’re not sure about is how you get your parcel to your local Zedify hub but that will come – Evri (formerly Hermes) have already starting trialling sustainable last mile delivery with Zedify pedal-powered electric vehicles. Plus for your outgoing shipments, Zedify can collect from you and arrange national courier collection from their local hub. That’s only going to work for relatively small numbers of parcels, but it’s interesting for businesses who only ship occiasionally.
With 70% consumers noticing the carrier delivering their order, brands can be confident that choosing cargo bike deliveries will give them a competitive edge on sustainability. EVs are great, but when it comes to decarbonising the urban last mile, cargo bikes are over 90% better! That’s a big win for retailers looking to meet consumer demand on sustainability and hit net zero targets.– Jon Williams, CCO, Zedify
Our research highlights that almost 75% of online shoppers would consider measures to make deliveries more sustainable. With this becoming increasingly top-of-mind for consumers, it’s imperative that retailers have greater access to greener last mile delivery options. Zedify has been a pioneer in implementing cargo bike deliveries across the UK, and we’re hugely excited to be working with them, especially as we continue to bring retailers more sustainable delivery options than ever before.– David Randall, Strategic Partnership Director, Metapack