French beauty retailer partners with On the dot for faster deliveries than Amazon
UK, London, 23rd January 2019 — On the dot today announced that the leading natural cosmetics manufacturer and retailer, L'OCCITANE, has selected the last mile retail delivery startup as its partner for its same day delivery service proposition ‘Ship From Store’ across the UK.
The service has launched in London and, with plans to extend across the remaining 86 UK stores in early 2019, L’OCCITANE needed to find a partner with national scale and a large network.
On the dot stood out for its scalability, on-time fulfilment commitment and customer communications through in-flight delivery notifications. Its technology integrates directly with L’OCCITANE’s website meaning customers can opt-in at the online checkout or even via an in-store portal accessible on a tablet, as part of the overall customer experience. Customers in London can now select a two-hour delivery window of their choice that day or the next day, between 11am and 6pm, 7 days per week.
With 40% of online shoppers saying they would pay an extra charge for same day delivery [PwC Global Consumer Insights Survey 2018], L’OCCITANE is looking to delivery as a key strategic pillar in its mission to drive growth and increase market share in the UK and other major European markets including France, Germany, Italy, Spain and Switzerland.
This new service is part of L’OCCITANE’s existing commitment to providing premium customer experiences such as online advice via live chat channels, access to peer reviews on product pages as well as free samples and gift wrapping.
“Delivery is key in providing an effective 360 customer experience.” said Paco Ribagnac, Supply Chain Director at L’OCCITANE. “We want to provide our customers with quick and efficient purchasing solutions. By teaming up with On the dot we are able to offer an unrivalled same day delivery service to any address within London, which is taking us to the next level of convenience.’’
Commenting on the announcement, Santosh Sahu, CEO of On the dot, also said: “Today’s retailers need to offer customers a frictionless experience across bricks and clicks if they are to compete against rival online giants. Amazon’s growing monopoly across almost every retail sector imaginable is reshaping consumer expectations, pushing convenience and immediacy to the centre of every purchase decision. These are commodities that today’s customers are unwilling to forego. With our service that is uniquely underpinned by ten years of data, L’OCCITANE can rise above using delivery as an important differentiator to leverage sales and drive growth.”
About On the dot
On the dot enables retailers of any size to offer their customers the ultimate in delivery convenience.
At a time of rocketing consumer demand for delivery convenience and increasing competition, On the dot partners with retailers to help them meet consumer expectations and compete more effectively. Via an online retailer portal or API, On the dot intelligently displays dynamic time windows, allowing customers to select deliveries at the time most convenient to them. On the dot is part of the CitySprint Group, which benefits from decades of expertise in managing final mile collections and deliveries, more than 10 years’ worth of delivery data, and national and local scale through a fleet of more than 5,000 couriers.
Providing customers with one, two, or four-hour timeslot deliveries on the day of their choice, same day express deliveries and a seamless experience from checkout to fulfilment and returns improves the shopping experience, makes customers’ lives easier and increases customer satisfaction and loyalty.
On the dot’s roster counts more than 100 customers including ASOS, Dixons Carphone Warehouse and Wickes. The company’s fastest delivery to date is 275 seconds.
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