Woodie’s partners with Buymie to launch same-day DIY delivery service
Trial demonstrates Buymie’s wider ambition to bring the same-day, delivery model outside of the traditional grocery shopping space
27 September 2022
From 10 October, customers in South East Dublin can avail of Buymie’s personal shopping services to order 20,000 DIY and home improvement products from their nearest Woodie’s store and receive their shopping to their doorstep in as little as two hours.
The new service named “Woodie’s powered by Buymie” emulates the successful and extended UK trial “Asda Express powered by Buymie” in Leeds and Bristol where Buymie has integrated into the leading retailer’s broad offering of delivery options.
The customised Woodie’s app was designed by Buymie in partnership with the Woodie’s team, which will see the retailer leverage the innovative routing and delivery capabilities of Buymie, as well as its dedicated network of independent personal shoppers. It makes Woodie’s the first retailer in Ireland to access Buymie’s newest platform enterprise technology.
The new app will be available in both app stores from mid October. In addition, existing buymie app shoppers will have the ability to shop Woodie’s product catalogue via the Buymie app.
The pilot will initially see shopping services being provided exclusively in South East Dublin, with a view to expanding nationally soon after.
The partnership is the ‘first of its kind’ for Buymie as it expands its personal, same-day service into a new vertical while maintaining its commitment to facilitating efficient and sustainable personal shopping services to time-poor individuals and families.
“Our online business has seen rapid growth in recent years and this partnership allows us to further build and grow our omnichannel proposition, keeping ease and expertise at our core,” said Suzanne Quinn, Woodie’s chief commercial officer. “This partnership with buymie is an important step for us as we continue to find new ways to help our customers shop the way that suits them.”
“This trial demonstrates buymie’s wider ambition to bring the same-day, delivery model outside of the traditional grocery shopping space and to other areas in the wider retail sphere while continuing our commitment in delighting time-poor individuals,” said Devan Hughes, CEO and co-founder of Buymie.
Founded in 2016, Buymie is a leading player in the rapidly evolving same day grocery delivery market. The business has expanded to a team of 70+ with a network of over 400 personal shoppers to meet the increasing demand for grocery home delivery, a trend which has accelerated dramatically during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Buymie already works closely with official Irish retail partners Dunnes Stores and Lidl.