The six-month trial starts on Friday this week (6 August) and covers central London stores only for now. Orders can be delivered within the capital in 90 minutes, or within a one-hour delivery window between 9am and 9pm. Argos will offer the service seven days a week with prices starting at £4.95. Shutl says that this is cheaper than a standard 2-3 day delivery.
Shutl’s system works by aggregating capacity across local courier companies into a single web-service that retailers can use to speed up deliveries. A GPS tracking facility in partnership with Bing Maps allows shoppers to track their deliveries in real-time via the Shutl website.
Twelve central London Argos stores will support 90 minute delivery via Argos.co.uk by the end of this week.