WHSmith is partnering with Deliveroo in an exclusive trial to deliver a range of 600 WHSmith products including stationery, home office products and books direct to customers within Deliveroo’s 20-minute target.
The service launched today in Reading and will be rolled out to a further nine stores across the UK over the next week. They include Richmond, Muswell Hill, Chiswick, Brighton, Cambridge, Oxford, Leeds, St Albans and Guildford.
Sean Toal, managing director, WHSmith High Street, said: “We’re always exploring new ways to delight our customers both instore and online by providing them with an exceptional shopping experience. We’re really excited to be partnering with Deliveroo for this trial which will complement our existing offer and enable our customers to receive the products that they want and need from us as fast as possible from their local store direct to their door.”
Carlo Mocci, chief business officer, UK&I at Deliveroo said: “This partnership will further increase the choice and selection of on-demand convenience products for our consumers, delivered in as little as 20 minutes, and will create more work for riders across the UK.”
Deliveroo now has approaching 6,000 grocery sites live in the UKI across major partners and smaller independent partners, an increase of more than two-thirds compared to the end of 2020.
WHSmith.co.uk already offers next day click and collect and home delivery for online orders.