When ordering something from a website (e.g. www.theproteinworks.com), you book a delivery with NearCollect and put that store's address in at www.theproteinworks.com as your delivery address. Collect+ only work with 32 retailers so Collect+ simply isn't an option for a lot of orders. sorry for being a divv but how does this work? you book a delivery, and then what? You buy something online and tell it to be delivered there?
Good luck and everything but isn't this exactly what
I'm struggling to see what you have that would make someone choose you over Collect Plus, which already has a huge number of stores signed up.
Don't mean to be harsh but most people just get things delivered to work don't they?
I welcome constructive criticism!
People who get things delivered to work probably wouldn't use NearCollect. But not everyone can do that. There are 1 billion parcels delivered in the UK annually, so we only need to satisfy a segment of that. Also, sometimes you might not want something delivered to work e.g. protein above (box is normally branded)
Collect+ only work with 32 retailers. We can receive parcels from any retailer. So we're not taking their business, we're picking up another part of the market.
We're able to operate at a lower cost than Collect+ because we don't have to provide bespoke hardware to stores for them to use our service. All a store needs is an internet enabled device. Long term, we'll be able to have more stores because there's no fixed cost per store i.e. Collect+ only want one store per half mile, we could have 10 and if they did no business it wouldn't cost us.