Online e-commerce company Fetch.je. has been acquired by Jersey Post. The Fetch.je website was launched in Jersey at the end of March to support the local community with safe and continued online shopping during Covid-19 restrictions. Featuring local shops, service providers, restaurants and cafes, islanders can order and pay online for home delivery or collection at their convenience.
Jersey Post has provided its established infrastructure and delivery network for the website since it launched, however, it says the acquisition builds on this existing arrangement and provides a complete end-to-end capability. The organization says it is now able to offer each step of the e-commerce chain from marketplace platform, warehouse management and shipping systems through to physical storage, fulfilment, conveyance and final-mile delivery.
The Jersey Post Group noted that it has been working on an ambitious international growth strategy since 2015 and says that, while not international in its nature, the acquisition still forms a vital component of the growth plans and demonstrates its commitment to supporting e-commerce and logistics on-island through its universal service obligation.
Tim Brown, chief executive at Jersey Post, said, “The Fetch.je acquisition may not be as global as our other partnerships but it is just as significant in its importance and role within our community. With Covid-19 continuing to disrupt normal daily routines, this website plays a vital strategic role in local business continuity, employment and safe shopping methods for the Jersey community. This is one of our most exciting acquisitions to date.”