Eco-conscious delivery firm Zedify has announced its integration with Metapack’s delivery management platform in the UK, providing retailers with a sustainable option for urban last-mile deliveries.
Zedify operates a fleet of cargo bikes run from hyperlocal microhubs at the edge of city centers. The company says that its same-day, next-day and ‘greenday’ deliveries save 92% of CO2 per km compared with using EVs. Zedify’s model also leverages technology to optimally consolidate parcels headed to the same area.
Jon Williams, chief commercial officer at Zedify, said, “With 70% of 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 decarbonizing 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.”
David Randall, strategic partnership director at Metapack, said, “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.”