1st Large Ecommerce Company Starts Deliveries by Bike
ROTTERDAM, The Netherlands – Webshop Coolblue announces the start of its own delivery service by bike. As of today this service is operational in various Dutch cities which will gradually be extended to all major Dutch cities. For that the company wants to employ at least 250 bike couriers.
Coolblue claims to be the first large e-commerce company in Europe that delivers small packages by bike. “This new service is an important step in the strategy to improve our customer’s satisfaction,” says Coolblue CEO Pieter Zwart in a statement. “Nobody will have to wait at home all day anymore for his package. Once ordered the customers delivery will take place the next day and within a pre-set one-hour time frame. Fifteen minutes in advance they receive a text-message with the exact time of delivery.”
The Coolblue’s bicycle service is gradually being extended to all major cities in the Netherlands. Therefore the webshop is still looking for at least 250 couriers who love cycling.
The e-commerce company Coolblue also operates six brick-and-mortar stores in the Netherlands and three in Belgium. In 2017, the company generated a turnover of 1.2 billion euros, making it one of the largest e-commerce companies in the Netherlands and Belgium.
Symposium on logistics by bike
Coolblue’s new service doesn’t stand on its own. The 2018 International Cargo Bike Festival will host the a European Cycle Logistics Federation Symposium on 13 April.
European Cycle Logistics Federation Symposium is a one-day expert event
The European Cycle Logistics Federation Symposium is a one-day expert event on the latest developments in cycling logistics with keynote speeches, technical presentations, debates and site visits. It will include a reception at the Embassy of the Netherlands with the Ambassador Webke Kingma.
The European Cycle Logistics Federation Symposium takes place during the VeloBerlin 2018 and is supported by the Dutch Embassy and the city of Berlin.