Boots is expanding its partnership with Deliveroo to 125 bricks-and-mortar stores. The service is being rolled out to new cities including Manchester, Bristol, Glasgow and Belfast.
The move means customers can use the Deliveroo app to order from a range of 750 products including off-the-shelf medicines and healthcare such as cold remedies, beauty, skincare, fragrances, toiletries, baby, food and drink. The retailer also plans to include gifting items in the future. When a customer order is received, it is picked and prepared in-store before the sealed package is collected and delivered by a Deliveroo rider.
Boots is now available via Deliveroo for the first time to customers in Manchester, Glasgow, Belfast, Bristol, Sheffield, Coventry, Plymouth, Exeter, Middlesbrough, York, Aberdeen and Inverness. More stores are also offering Deliveroo in the places in which trials have previously been run. These include London, Birmingham, Liverpool, Leeds and Edinburgh.
Paula Bobbett, Chief Digital Officer at Boots says: “We’re so excited to be able to extend our partnership with Deliveroo and offer this service in more cities across the UK. The original trial in 14 stores was a huge success and gave us the opportunity to learn very quickly what our customers want from a rapid delivery service. Now as we expand to 125 stores across the UK, we can be sure the products available on the service are well matched to customer needs.
“Through Deliveroo, our customers can get cough, cold and flu relief products and mild pain relief delivered to their doors to help them with the symptoms of mild illnesses this winter, or baby wipes and nappies for those every-day childcare emergencies. Plus, if they’ve run out of their favourite skin care brand, or need a last-minute gift, they can get our great range of beauty and gifting products straight to them in minutes.”
Carlo Mocci, Chief Business Officer, UK&I, Deliveroo, comments: “Deliveroo continues to bring greater choice and availability to people across the UK, with everything from suntan lotion to cold and flu symptom relief products, or fruit and veg from your local supermarket to a Friday night treat from your local restaurant. Boots is a fantastic partner for Deliveroo and hugely valued by our customers.”
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