Doddle will open its latest store in the Capital’s financial district this week. The new store aims to provide busy Canary Wharf workers with an alternative delivery address, while reducing cost pressures on office mailrooms.
Commenting on the new Doddle store, Matt Maer, Director Group Security, Canary Wharf Group said;
“One Canada Square alone receives 450 deliveries every 24 hours, and 11,000 parcels or letters are delivered every month for 10,000 people. We estimate about 30 per cent of these are personal packages which adds to the cost of managing a service at such high volumes.
“On top of the time required to sort the incoming parcels, each one must also go through the necessary security processing. This in itself is a labour and time intensive exercise. I expect the new Doddle store at Canary Wharf will be very attractive to large employers and landlords wanting to reduce the growing overheads attached to mailrooms.”
Doddle has also announced that it will be launching the new Doddle Runner service in Canary Wharf at the end of the month. The Doddle Runner app enables consumers to take a picture of what they want to send or return, then pop in the delivery address or select which retailer they want to return it to. A Doddle Runner will then arrive within the hour to collect your parcel from wherever you are, even at your desk.