Metro Adds Crowd-Sourced Delivery to Fulfillment Options
TORONTO, March 5, 2018 /CNW/ – Metro Supply Chain Group Inc. (“Metro”) announced today that it has concluded an agreement to add PigeonShip to its growing roster of direct-to-consumer fulfillment options.
Utah-based PigeonShip launched in 2012 with the simple delivery concept of “finding people who are going in the same direction” and quickly became a same-day delivery force with clients that include FTD and Kroger Groceries. The company recently adapted their peer-to-peer platform to solve on-demand delivery needs for a wider range of fulfillment and supply chain clientele.
Metro CEO, Chiko Nanji, is excited about this partnership. “PigeonShip has a platform that works for fulfilling delivery across specialty businesses where same-day has always been a reasonable expectation. As same-day becomes a standard for mainstream retail fulfillment in metropolitan centres, we look for partners and technologies that have the ability to level that playing field.”
In the past several months, Metro has consolidated its consumer-focused fulfillment capabilities by partnering with other last-mile innovators, including Penguin Pick-Up and PUDO. “Peer-to-peer technologies such as PigeonShip are not only effective at matching supply with demand,” says Tony Jasinski, Head of Business Development for Metro E24, “they also offer significant cost advantages that pass to our retail fulfillment clients.”
Martin Graham, Metro’s Group President, boils it down to consumer choice. “At Metro, we know that effective e-commerce fulfillment is very much about offering real, practical delivery options to the online purchaser.”
“These are exciting times in the evolution of last mile delivery capabilities,” says PigeonShip President, Jared Overton. “As we launch our technology in Canada, we are thrilled to couple our enhanced final mile experience with Metro,Canada’s largest logistics provider. Working with the Metro team to optimize same day service offerings has been a real pleasure for PigeonShip and I believe that the combined strength of these two companies offers consumers an entirely new level of delivery experience.”
About Metro Supply Chain Group
The Metro Supply Chain Group of Companies is a Canadian-owned leading provider of third-party logistics (3PL) services across North America and Europe with more than 6,000 associates on the team. It supplies customized services to all industries with a significant presence in the consumer-packaged goods, retail, automotive, fashion and e-commerce sectors. The Group manages over 12 million sq. ft. of strategically located warehousing and co-pack centers and has transportation solutions that include managed transport services, dedicated fleet management and global time critical logistics response. For more information, visit metroscg.com.
Founded in 2012 by Jared Overton, PigeonShip was the first crowdshipping service available in the United States and has been disrupting the shipping industry ever since.
Headquartered in Utah, the platform connects senders to a crowd-sourced fleet of couriers looking to earn extra income during their daily commutes or while running errands. PigeonShip is both an environmentally friendly and low-cost solution for sending items.
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For further information: Tom Prittie, Metro Supply Chain Group, Direct: 1-416-605-8874, tprittie@MetroSCG.com
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