DHL Supply Chain, the global logistics provider, has extended its contract with bathstore, the UK’s largest bathroom retailer. The partnership will continue for a further five years and is valued at £37.5m.
The national and dedicated operation will run from a base in Daventry, supported by a further nine outbases and delivering to 168 stores nationwide. Furthermore, DHL will provide two man home deliveries to consumers as part of the contract and will make 200,000 deliveries – both to stores and consumers’ homes – on behalf of bathstore each year.
In addition to operating warehouses and providing transport for bathstore, DHL will offer consolidated deliveries as part of the contract, collaborating with other suppliers so that orders from separate customers can go in one delivery instead of two. This improves efficiencies for both customers, reducing costs and maximizing resource.
Tim Slater, MD Transport at DHL Supply Chain, said: “We’re delighted to have extended our contract with bathstore, the UK’s leading specialist bathroom retailer. Building on our experience in the retail and transport sectors we are looking forward to offering bathstore innovative logistics solutions and providing an outstanding service to consumers during home deliveries.”
By scanning products at point of delivery, DHL’s solution with bathstore will improve accuracy and reduce consumer returns to store. The contract will also create 100 jobs in warehousing and transport across the five years.
“We are very pleased to have extended our existing contract with DHL and look forward to continuing our partnership with the logistics provider,” said Gary Favell – bathstore’s CEO, “Creating dream bathrooms for people is what we do, and part of that service is ensuring customers receive their products swiftly at a time that works for them, the innovative and agile solutions provided by DHL will improve efficiencies across our business.”