Gumtree begins offering delivery options
Written by Anthony Strzalek
UK classifieds website Gumtree has teamed up with AnyVan in a move which, for the first time, will allow its users to take advantage of a range of delivery options.
The partnership gives users who are looking to buy or sell second hand goods the option to use AnyVan when completing a transaction to arrange delivery.
Launched in 2009, AnyVan takes advantage of the fact 50 per cent of vans travelling across the UK are empty, and offers the additional space to consumers.
Michael Stoelwinder, head of product at Gumtree, said: “We are constantly talking to our users to gather feedback and make improvements to our site and service. We know they want to be able to buy and sell items when they want, and crucially where they want, in the most convenient way possible. That’s why Gumtree is thrilled to be working with AnyVan, to offer our buyers and sellers a new option to cheaply and easily transport goods across the UK.”
Angus Elphinstone, founder and CEO of AnyVa, added: “We founded AnyVan eight years ago to reduce the amount of empty vehicles travelling on our roads. Working with Gumtree is a fantastic opportunity for us to offer its customers a reliable and convenient way to transport those goods that people no longer need, or that they cannot wait to receive.
“Together with Gumtree, we’re offering consumers the best of the sharing economy to ensure they can shop or sell on their own terms. We’ve seen over 20,000 additional customers come through to us from Gumtree in recent weeks and we’re hoping to build on this success as we strengthen our ties with the site.”