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ASOS signs five-year deal with DPD which includes electric vehicle deliveries

Lauretta Roberts
25 September 2019

ASOS has signed a new multi-million pound five-year deal with parcel delivery service DPD. Under the terms of the new contract 50% of deliveries within the London Ultra Low Emission Zone will be carried out by electric vehicles.

DPD, which has been working with the young fashion e-commerce giant for 10 years, opened the UK's first all-electric parcel depot in Westminster last October and is investing in a network of all-electric micro depots across the capital. DPD expects to have almost 600 electric vehicles on the road by 2021.

DPD CEO Dwain McDonald commented on the new nation-wide deal that runs until at least September 2024: "I am delighted to partner ASOS for another five years. We have a special relationship and, over the years, we've worked together in a very close partnership that has helped us develop a series of delivery innovations. This is a very fast-moving sector and we work with the best in the business, which in turn, helps us improve and innovate to meet their demands.

"Some of our most popular services were developed in conjunction with ASOS, so it is a relationship, based on great service, genuine innovation and a shared passion for ‘the next new thing'. ASOS customers will continue to benefit from the best in-flight parcel communication in the industry, with night-before notifications, one-hour delivery slots and complete control over their final delivery with our in-flight options and the YourDPD app.

"The next five years will see the delivery landscape transformed again with greener, more sustainable deliveries, more geo-location innovation and of course Brexit. We're ahead of the game on all three fronts, but the investment in our all-electric fleet and depot network is key for us. We expect to have the largest EV fleet in the industry and plan to double the number of electric vehicles year on year.

"Being able to provide customers like ASOS with smarter, cleaner and more sustainable parcel deliveries is a top priority for us."

Over the years many of DPD's services such as Follow My Parcel, Precise and its real-time, in-flight delivery options were informed by, and often trialled first. with ASOS.

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