Press Release – UK innovator Pelipod one to visit at the Ideal Home Show

London, United Kingdom (20 March 2015) Pelipod is delighted to be selected as one of the top five, out of nearly 100 home improvement companies, to watch at this year’s Ideal Home Show. A huge achievement for a young company in a show with almost 600 companies exhibiting and 250,000 people visiting.

Pelipod has been developed and manufactured in the UK and is targeted at the 46 million people who shop online. At present 57% of consumers feel that the current delivery options from retailers are not satisfactory*1 and with one billion parcels expected to be delivered this year*2 this is a big problem. Consumers last year wasted on average 31 hours and 48 minutes waiting for deliveries*3. Pelipod is the home delivery option consumers have been waiting for; it is always in so they don’t need to be.

Being named as a ´One to Watch’ by the Ideal Home Show 2015 is a great accolade for the UK company that aims to make the home delivery of online shopping easy and painless. At the show visitors from across the UK will be able to see how the product works and order a Pelipod; thereby never having to miss a parcel delivery again.

Karl Wills, Pelipod CEO, commented “The Ideal Home Show is a wonderful venue for inspiring home owners with the latest and greatest in home-focused innovations, technologies and solutions. The Pelipod team are really excited to be exhibiting at the show this year and look forward to meeting visitors and helping them to understand how they never have to miss a delivery again.”

During the course of the show there will also be a competition to win a free Pelipod for a year. Anyone who signs up for a Pelipod at the show is automatically entered into this competition to win one of the five Pelipods available.

If you are visiting the show visit Pelipod at stand H318 to find out more about the product and sign up to enter the competition.

*1 Retail Times

*2 IMRG

*3 Metapack

About Pelipod – www.pelipod.com

Pelipod’s vision is to revolutionise parcel delivery and collection by bringing reliable, time-efficient and easy-to-use technologies to homes and businesses. The Pelipod is the smart home-delivery box with built-in proof-of-delivery that saves time, money and worry for consumers, couriers and retailers. Headquartered in London, Pelipod was founded in 2013 is privately funded and held.

Shortlisted for top 12 retail start ups by Retail Week Live 2015

Named as top five new home improvement product by Ideal Home Show 2015

www.facebook.com/pelipod

Twitter: @pelipod

Media contact: Marc Duke – 07764 950 953 or marc.duke@pelipod.com

Press Release – Pelipod Now Available Across the UK

London, United Kingdom (March 17th 2015) Pelipod,the connected smart home-delivery box, is now available to consumers across the UK. From today, UK shoppers can order a Pelipod and never miss another online delivery.

Karl Wills, Pelipod CEO commented “Research tells us that over half of all UK consumers will avoid shopping online due to the current home delivery experience often being poor. At Pelipod we feel that home delivery should work without forcing the consumer to wait in for an online order or trek to a collection point if they missed the delivery. With a Pelipod, shoppers will never miss a home delivery of an online order again. Pelipod can even manage parcel collections from your home “

The durable box is secured outside a customer’s house to prevent theft and automatically emails you when a parcel has been delivered or a return collected. A unique parcel code is generated for each order by the user, who then inserts this code into the delivery address. The Pelipod is sent this code so the courier can key it in to open the pod. As each parcel code is unique, the Pelipod knows exactly which parcel has been delivered. The Pelipod is always locked until accessed with the unique parcel codes allowing for multiple deliveries or collections. Pelipod tracks all deliveries and collections and a camera in the inside lid of the box provides irrefutable photographic evidence of a parcel having been delivered or collected.

This means UK consumers have a solution that delivers the parcel to them at home whether they are there or not. No more missed delivery cards, trips to collection points or relying on neighbours to take in parcels. Pelipod is offering pods on a free 2 months trial, followed by £9.99 a month on a subscription basis with a £15 delivery charge to England and Wales. UK consumers can sign up: https://www.pelipod.com/pelipod-customers/user-registration/register/

About Pelipod – www.pelipod.com

Pelipod’s vision is to revolutionise parcel delivery and collection by bringing reliable, time-efficient and easy-to-use technologies to homes and businesses. The Pelipod is a smart home-delivery box with built-in proof-of-delivery that saves time, money and worry for consumers, couriers and retailers. Headquartered in London, Pelipod was founded in 2013 is privately funded and held.

Shortlisted for top 12 retail start ups by Retail Week Live 2015

Named as top five new home improvement product by Ideal Home Show 2015

www.facebook.com/pelipod

Twitter: @pelipod

Media contact: Marc Duke – 07764 950 953 or marc.duke@pelipod.com

Pelipod Selected as one of the finalists for Retail Week Live Innovation

This is a busy and exciting time for us here at Pelipod and we are all on the edge of our seats to see what will happen next. Retail Week Live is happening on the 11th&12th of March at the Hilton Metropole, London where retailers, brands and innovators showcase what is happening next in the industry. We are delighted to have been selected as one of the 12 start-up finalists at the Retail Week Live Innovation Campus, where start-ups in ecommerce innovation are brought together. As one of the finalists we will be competing in further rounds of pitches for Retail Week’s Start-up of the Year next week.

At the Innovation Campus there will be three heats and the winner from each heat moves into the final. We are really excited to have a three minute pitch about Pelipod followed by 10 minutes of questioning from the judges in front of a live audience who get to vote for their favorite.  We have 180 seconds to get the message across to retailers and ecommerce professionals as to why Pelipod is a must-have for consumers and how it will enhance the delivery experience for their customers.

The Retail Week Live conference will enable us to engage with retailers and ecommerce professionals to explain how they can work with us to increase consumer satisfaction through their omnichannel retail. Retailers and ecommerce companies are doing everything they can to deliver goods to the consumer and many different methods for omnichannel delivery have been developed. However, there has previously been no way to get around the fact that in order to deliver packages direct to the person, the customer needs to be home. This has been a painful factor in  an otherwise very convenient service and is a key reason for customer dissatisfaction.  This limiting factor has held back omnichannel delivery solutions until now. Pelipod provides the missing part of the omnichannel puzzle.

Being recognised along with other innovative and groundbreaking startup companies is a privilege for us and it is encouraging to see so many start-ups using online platforms in imaginative ways to create new businesses.  This is an important opportunity to show online companies how we can work with them in order to ensure the success of their home deliveries.

So to our fellow competitors: Ometria, Collectec Limited, Photospire, Digital Bridge, Elevaate, SoPost, YOOBIC, Big Data For Humans, Formisimo, Spaaza and Goodvidio  – good luck!

If you are attending the event please do come and see us at the Innovation Campus in order to find out more.