Last-mile logistics specialist Stuart has expanded its Hub to Home service from London to Birmingham, Manchester and Leeds.
Stuart’s Hub to Home model consists of a final-mile delivery offering including same-day and next-day services via a fleet of 100% electric vehicles. Customers can select a three-hour delivery slot, in the morning, afternoon or evening, with a one-hour window provided upon dispatch. The new hubs will repurpose underutilized properties in urban areas to create cost-effective, flexible spaces that are aligned with Stuart’s sustainability values.
A recent study revealed that 62% of consumers expect next-day delivery when ordering online and 55% want two-hour time slots (up from 44% in 2020), with expectations for same-day delivery services increasing consistently each year. Stuart’s expansion is intended to support this demand for convenience and predictability.
Marcus Hurd, director of Stuart’s Hub to Home operations, said, “This is a very exciting time for Stuart. Our retail proposition focuses on minimizing touches from retailer distribution centers or stores, delivering parcels to consumers via 100% electric vehicles, a one-hour customer promise and built-in tracking and visibility. Being able to bring this proposition to life across three other major cities in the UK, outside of London, is a huge milestone, and repurposing underutilized properties in urban areas as our operating centers really aligns with our sustainable values. I’m looking forward to seeing the impact of our expansion throughout 2023.