Screwfix is to begin a trial in Bristol delivering products in as little as 30 minutes.
The DIY chain has partnered with delivery courier service Gophr to service builders and DIYers who find themselves stuck in the middle of a project.
While the trial is limited to the area around Screwfix’s Bristol store for now, parent company Kingfisher has been looking to boost its last-mile delivery options following its successes during the pandemic.
Sister company B&Q has been leveraging its store estate, operating dark stores out of its “digital hubs” to offer next-day delivery.
B&Q also offers click-and-collect within an hour, while Screwfix offers the same service within one minute.
Kingfisher boss Thierry Garnier has previously told Retail Week he is keen to offer as fast a delivery as possible, inspired by his previous role in China where rapid delivery was the norm.
Gophr is one of many express delivery services that have proliferated this year.
The start-up recently raised £4m to expand its remit, working with other retailers such as HelloFresh, Boots, Net-a-Porter and the Co-op.