Global first: bol.com makes a breakthrough with same-day delivery
Bol.com has announced the largest expansion in its delivery options since the introduction of “next day delivery” in 2011. Starting October 6, bol.com customers can opt for same-day delivery to their homes. Orders placed on weekday mornings before noon can be delivered the same day, between 6 p.m. and 9.30 p.m. This new delivery option, “Delivered Today," is available for 300,000 articles across all product categories. This is a global first: never before has it been possible to choose from such large number of items for as quick and low-cost delivery throughout the country. In addition, bol.com has expanded the availability of home delivery for regular orders to seven days a week, including Sundays.
Daniel Ropers, Managing Director at bol.com said, "Since our launch more than 17 years ago, we have focused on one thing: making the benefits of online shopping bigger and the disadvantages – like waiting for your delivery – smaller. After making free next-day delivery the standard in the Netherlands in 2012, we took another big step today with a global first: 300,000 articles available for delivery to our customers within a few hours. Nowhere in the world is a greater supply of products available more quickly or less expensively. Coupled with the introduction of Sunday delivery, we are making the benefits of online shopping – low prices, a wide range of information and 24/7 shopping – more accessible.”
Bol.com has launched these new delivery options in the Netherlands and, together with its logistics partners, is exploring the opportunity to make the same services available in Belgium.
Ambition: same-day delivery for one million articles
Over a year ago, bol.com launched Pickup Today, allowing customers to order online and pick up their orders within a few hours at one of 200 Albert Heijn stores. This was a successful experiment, enabling the bol.com team to gain experience with same-day delivery and be ready to respond to customers’ needs for faster fulfillment. The bol.com team has the ambition to expand even further, to provide same-day delivery for one million items within the next few years.