Specialist delivery firm Panther Warehousing is introducing a portfolio of new services which is claims will further reinforce its strong market position as a niche supplier in both the two and one-man delivery sectors.
The introduction of the new services come just months after the company underwent an £17 million management buyout backed by private equity firm LDC and demonstrate Panther's intuitive understanding of the needs of the market and its customers.
The company is confident that these new services will play a pivotal role in taking Panther to the next level.
The new services, which are set to go live from the 1st September, have been launched with both the retailer and end customer in mind and offer a plethora of benefits.
Designed to provide the immediacy of the high street coupled with the ease of shopping online, it is anticipated that these additional services will prove to be a bit hit – particularly for distress purchases.
The services include:
- The introduction of a 2 hour delivery window.
- Later cut off times up to 10pm still with next day delivery.
- Sunday delivery.
- Weekend collections on Saturday & Sunday for Monday delivery
- Collection on bank holidays for next day delivery
All of the above services are underpinned by Panther's innovative IT platform which provides total visibility and interface with the end customer throughout the delivery process.
Since Panther first introduced its ground-breaking two-man next-day white glove delivery service in 2011, the company has gone from strength to strength. The company has more than doubled sales in the last two years to almost £40m, fuelled by the continued growth of online shopping coupled with its reputation for customer focus and service excellence. It was recently ranked amongst the UK's fastest growing 100 firms in the Sunday Times Fast Track 100.
It is a business which has always been at the forefront of the market and the launch of these new services are yet another example its ability to continually innovate. It provides customers with next day deliveries and UK-wide coverage via a network of eight strategically located regional hubs. With a workforce of 800, Panther operates a fleet of over 300 fully-liveried vehicles plus a new fleet of Mercedes Sprinter vans to support the company's fast expanding Solo delivery service.
Colin McCarthy, Managing Director of Panther, said: "As online shopping, particularly within both the home furnishings and consumer electronics sector, continues to grow it is essential that we continue to support the market in order to meet the needs of customers.
"Since the beginning of 2016 we have invested over £2m in the development of a wider product offering. Our new portfolio of services are once again an industry first and ones which we believe will revolutionise the home delivery marketplace and help our customers to compete in a very challenging sector."