E-commerce delivery technology provider Metapack has added logistics tech scale-up Homerr to its delivery manager platform, to offer retailers a more sustainable and social method of receiving and returning parcels.
Homerr’s delivery solution enables customers to collect and return parcels through social (at home) and service point locations, such as local stores and delivery hubs. The partnership has gone live across 2,000 locations in the Netherlands and Belgium, providing consumers in the region with greater control and certainty in the delivery of their parcels. Homerr’s sustainability focus has pushed the company to be label-less and to use pre-existing delivery routes, saving up to 79% CO2 emissions per parcel.
In new research from Metapack, almost 75% of online shoppers said they would consider measures to make deliveries more sustainable. Alongside this, 32% of consumers stated that sustainability is the most important factor when selecting delivery options.
David Randall, director of sustainability at Metapack, said, “In today’s retail climate, it’s imperative that retailers are able to offer their consumers sustainable delivery options. We’re delighted to have Homerr’s innovative social and sustainable solution join our platform. Working together across the Netherlands and Belgium, we’ll be able to not only make it easier for our retailers to fulfill the growing consumer appetite for greener deliveries but also provide them with a flexible and convenient method of receiving deliveries that can be tailored to individual lifestyles.”
Juriaan Matthijssen, founder and managing director of Homerr, said, “Sustainability has become a powerful value proposition to increasingly conscious consumers. Our goal is to make sustainability as customer friendly as possible, and to make consumers more aware of their online purchases.”
Mark-Jan Pieterse, co-founder of Homerr, said, “Over the past few years, we’re proud to have seen phenomenal progress at Homerr. We’ve grown from a startup to an internationally operating organization. Now, working together with Metapack, we are making e-commerce logistics more social and sustainable.”