Ready to introduce a new stress-free service for online shopaholics, Windsor, UK-based CornerDrop took to equity crowdfunding platform, Seedrs, with a mission to raise funds for a parcel collection point service that will be available to all online retailers, locations and customers.
According to its campaign, CornerDrop seeks to provide consumers a click and collect service that could be used by all online retailers, enabling their customers to collect parcels from a local drop point early ‘til late. This a convenient way to receive online purchases without the constantly fear of parcels going missing. The company stated that almost one in eight parcel deliveries dispatched by UK carriers are missed every day and it wishes to put an end to this type of disappearance.
The CornerDrop team shared:
“Our mission is to make sure that consumers do not need to wait in for deliveries and can collect locally at their convenience. Last Christmas (2013) shoppers were expected to spend an average of 142 minutes each waiting at home for deliveries to arrive, costing the UK economy £868 million, according to an independent study released by Collect Plus.”
Here’s how it works: Users place their online order and use the unique security code and delivery address. The parcel is shipped to the CornerDrop location. Users show their full security code to the member of staff and they will receive their parcel.
Features of the CornerDrop service are:
- Simple and Easy to Use: An easy method to receive parcels and plug-in.
- Flexible: Order from any online store and deliver to any of the network of local stores
- Local Convenience: Choice and convenience for both retailers and customers
- The service’s community: Members will be able to recruit local shops to the CornerDrop network, along with refer family and friends.
The campaign is set to close at the beginning of next month.
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