Those working on site who need urgent access to supplies without leaving the job can now use the new Screwfix Sprint service, which promises delivery to site within 60 minutes.
The rapid delivery service from Screwfix has already undergone a successful trial in Bristol, with the company now wanting to roll it out more widely. The firm says that by the beginning of November, tradespeople from more than 30 cities across the UK will benefit from the service.
Of course, those cities will be the likes of London, Birmingham and Glasgow, with those in rural areas forced to wait a little longer, but Screwfix does note that later this year Sprint will be available across 34% of UK postcodes.
To use Screwfix Sprint, tradespeople need just order what they want on the Screwfix app and pay a £5 delivery charge. They should then receive the items within 60 minutes.
During the trial in Bristol, hundreds of trade customers used the service to deliver thousands of orders. A Screwfix trade customer commented, “It shows that Screwfix are innovative and thinking along the right lines of what’s useful for those within the trade.”
John Mewett, CEO of Screwfix, noted, “We understand how busy the nation’s tradespeople are and we are always looking for ways to provide our customers with even greater convenience, meaning they can get what they need, when they need it.
“Our 1 minute Click and Collect service is already hugely popular and the trial of Screwfix Sprint across Bristol showed how, in addition, tradespeople value 1 hour delivery to where they are working. For many, time is money, and this means not having to leave the site to collect a part, tool or other key essential needed for the job.
“We continue to expand our store network to provide our customers with greater convenience. With 724 stores in the UK, 98% of the population are within 30 minutes of a store.
“Screwfix Sprint and our store network goes hand in hand, helping to bring Screwfix and the convenience we know our tradespeople need, even closer.”