CitySprint, the leading same day delivery network, has revealed that it saw increase in DIY and home improvement deliveries of over 170% across the August Bank Holiday weekend this year, compared to the same weekend in 2019.
The Bank Holiday figure caps an overall YOY increase of 123% so far this year for the delivery business in this category.
The rise in home deiveries is expecially prevalent this year, thanks the rise in ecommerce and to-home deliveries in light of the global outbreak of Covid-19. It comes against the wider context of consumers already seeking greater convenience when it comes to fulfilment – but CitySprint note that there is still more opportunity to leverage this in the DIY sector.
Darren Taylor, Business Solutions Director at CitySprint said, “DIY deliveries are often bulky and high-weight, making logistics and fulfilment a less straightforward proposition for these retailers compared to their counterparts in areas like electronics or fashion.
“But fast and convenient home deliveries are still a relatively under-exploited area in the DIY sector. These figures clearly show that the appetite for this from consumers is there.”