PostNL has helped fund food delivery startup Stockon - and will handle its fortnightly grocery deliveries to customers' doorsteps.
So what's different about Stockon? The Utrecht-based company primarily focuses on items that can be kept longer, rather than foods with a short shelf-life.
The concept is that customers make a one-off digital storage cupboard with products they want to keep in stock at home, such as toilet paper, fabric softener or shampoo.
Via a magical consumption formula (taking into account order history, and household size and composition), Stockon calculates what products customers will need restocked each fortnight. Then, 72 hours before PostNL delivers the groceries, customers receive an overview of the products to be delivered. Customers can change the order up to 24 hours before delivery.
Customers can choose a delivery time slot. There is a two euro discount if the customer has no preference for delivery time slot.
Orders with a value of 25 euros or more are delivered free of charge. For 'small boxes' a delivery rate of 2.49 euros applies.
Stockon doesn't hold any of the groceries. Instead, orders are shipped from manufacturers to customers. Customer data is shared with manufacturers.
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