Metro and PUDO Partner for Retail Deliveries
TORONTO, June 17, 2017 — PUDO Inc has entered a three-year agreement with Metro Logistics Inc, part of the Metro Supply Chain Group.
PUDO will provide Metro’s online retail customers with additional choices for convenient delivery locations in Canada. Using PUDO’s FUSE API software and a rapidly growing network of PUDOpoints, the service provides a new ease of pick-up and return for online purchasers.
“With Metro’s experience in eCommerce fulfillment, and their commitment to custom solutions, this partnership will allow Metro to offer the most efficient and cost effective delivery path between their online retailers and customers final delivery destination of choice”, said Frank Coccia, founder and CEO of PUDO Inc. “Our agreement with Metro is an amazing step forward for Metro’s eCommerce retailers as well as for the evolution of the PUDO brand.”
Metro’s Head of eCommerce Development, Tony Jasinski, agreed: “Delivery, which includes convenience, is such an important facet of today’s direct-to-consumer brands. PUDO’s shared resource network model represents the kind of innovation we look for in terms of giving our retail clients an edge in a very competitive space.”
The Metro Supply Chain Group of Companies is a Canadian-owned provider of third-party logistics (3PL) services across North America and Europe with more than 5,000 employees. It supplies customized services to all industry sectors with a significant presence in the consumer packaged goods, retail and automotive sectors.
The Group manages over 12 million square feet of warehousing and co-pack centres and has transportation solutions that include managed transport services, dedicated fleet management and global time critical logistics response.
Founded in 2015, PUDO Inc is developing North America’s only “carrier-neutral” parcel pick-up/drop-off network. PUDOpoints include convenience stores, gas station mini-marts, and grocery stores.
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