MONTREAL, Que.– Clear Destination, Canadian provider of home delivery solutions, has just launched its Ship To Home technology, which consolidates home deliveries of large household items like furniture and appliances. The first North American licensee of Ship To Home is Roy Livraison Spécialisée Inc., who is using it to provide delivery service for clients such as Sears, Future Shop, Best Buy, Hudson’s Bay, the Brick, and Brault & Martineau, said a release.
The Ship To Home technology creates an extensive network of retailers, vendors and carriers all over Canada, allowing home delivery providers like Roy Livraison Spécialisée Inc. to comingle different retailers’ products in the same truck. Participating retailers can arrange for fewer trips and faster deliveries, resulting in significant reductions in both transportation costs and gas emissions.
“This could help retailers compete with the Amazons of the world,” vice-president and co-founder of Roy Livraison Spécialisée Inc.
“This kind of logistic efficiency inevitably reaps savings for transportation companies, retailers and manufacturers alike,” explains Christian Lafrance, CEO of Clear Destination. “Because large household items also get to their destination sooner, there’s also a huge boost in customer satisfaction.”
Clear Destination’s Ship To Home solution can equally benefit retailers, who can either reduce or eliminate their warehouses, knowing their customers’ orders can be sent directly from their store or website to manufacturers, which are then immediately dispatched to transportation services. Because Clear Destination connects the network of retailers, manufacturers, transportation services and logistics providers, large household items can be delivered within narrow 2- or 3-hour time-windows, the release said.
Julia Kuzeljevich is Editor of Canadian Shipper. She has been writing about transportation and logistics issues since 1999. All posts by Julia Kuzeljevich