The Growth of The Rapid Delivery Service

A service that is new to the UK market but thriving in the current climate is The Rapid Delivery Service. An eye-watering statistic labelled one popular delivery service being valued at $11.8 billion which makes it valued more than the second biggest supermarket here in the UK. Is this a post-pandemic trait that is here to stay or a flash in pan?

Data from 2021 shows that delivery apps were above and beyond when it came to consumers downloading and using their services. This shows the online purchasing behaviours being seen since the pandemic are not going away. Spend on rapid grocery delivery apps grew by 123% compared to a 22% decrease for traditional supermarkets and the same level of percentage decrease can be seen for convenience and corner shops too.

However, the physical presence of a supermarket is not going away and the largest companies in the UK are now finding alternative options to offer customers. More than one supermarket is offering loyalty prices for members, another is investing in convenience stores within petrol stations to increase their market share and presence and now we are coming away from social restrictions we are seeing a push on a more positive physical shopping experience.

We have seen an increase in the need for external cold storage at “micro” sites where only a small amount of stock is held but is topped up regularly so delivery drivers, cyclists and motorcyclists can get fresh produce to consumers, within minutes in some instances. It’s great that we can assist this emerging new service and will look forward to seeing how they fare in the coming months and years.

Seven supplies Temperature Controlled Storage solutions throughout the UK. Whether they are to be positioned outside or by skating them inside warehouses or barns, space permitting of course.

We can supply 20ft or 40ft Cold Storage Container solutions on a short or long term hire basis. Delivered directly to your site to support your operation and increase your storage capacity. We can offer flexible hire terms dependent on your requirements.

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