New Screwfix Sprint service promises one-hour rapid delivery

Screwfix is launching a rapid delivery service called Screwfix Sprint that will deliver orders direct to site within 60 minutes.

It follows a successful trial, and by the beginning of November, more than 30 cities across the UK are set to benefit from the service.

London, Birmingham, and Glasgow are among the cities included, meaning that the service will be available across 34% of UK postcodes, with further rollout planned next year.

Designed to offer “hyper-convenience”, with a £5 delivery charge, Screwfix Sprint is available through the Screwfix app, which has 1 million downloads.

During the trial in Bristol, hundreds of trade customers used the service to deliver thousands of orders, it said.

John Mewett, CEO of Screwfix, said: “We understand how busy the nation’s tradespeople are and we are always looking for ways to provide our customers with even greater convenience, meaning they can get what they need, when they need it.

“Our one minute Click and Collect service is already hugely popular and the trial of Screwfix Sprint across Bristol showed how, in addition, tradespeople value one hour delivery to where they are working. For many, time is money, and this means not having to leave site to collect a part, tool or other key essential needed for the job.

“We continue to expand our store network to provide our customers with greater convenience. With 724 stores in the UK, 98% of the population are within 30 minutes of a store.

“Screwfix Sprint and our store network goes hand in hand, helping to bring Screwfix and the convenience we know our tradespeople need, even closer.”