Sofa Clearance Outlet has appointed Panther Logistics as its sole delivery partner following a period of growth in their first year of operating.
Established last year in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic, Sofa Clearance Outlet sells ex-display, end of line, returned items and discontinued sofa ranges from some of the UK’s leading furniture retailers at up to 65% off the usual selling price.
Sofa Clearance Outlet was launched to ensure that perfectly usable sofas were not discarded simply due to them being in last season’s range or a return. By stepping in and selling the sofas on their online store as well as at their Southport-based retail store, Sofa Clearance Outlet are able to sell high-end furniture whilst protecting the environment by encouraging customers to reuse.
As online sales have surged over the past year following a seismic shift in consumer buying habits, Sofa Clearance Outlet has experienced a spike in growth despite the business only being operational since July.
The increased demand of non-essential goods coupled with the rise of e-commerce as more people have found themselves at home due to lockdown.
Already established with a strong reputation in delivering high-end furniture, Panther is well placed to accommodate the needs of Sofa Clearance Outlet and their much valued customers.
Panther will collect Sofa Clearance Outlet sofas from the company’s bricks and mortar store Sofa Clearance Outlet in Southport as well as from 4 other depot locations across the country. Sofa Clearance Outlet customers will have access to Panther’s flexible Monday to Friday all day delivery slots where they will be able to nominate a day based on the available options.
“Panther is thrilled to be partnered with Sofa Clearance Outlet, a company that has had an excellent start since its formation last year and we are excited to be working with a company that has a great future”, said Samuel Scott, Panther’s Head of Sales & Marketing.
“We will work closely alongside Sofa Clearance Outlet to help increase their service offering by providing its customers with flexible delivery options. The unprecedented surge in online orders has put immense pressure on retailers to ensure their customer’s shopping experience is flawless from the point of order through to the final mile delivery.
“The pandemic has further fuelled the on-demand economy whereby speed of delivery is now a key differentiator among brands. By helping Sofa Clearance Outlet provide its customers with best-in-kind delivery options and total flexibility, we aim to elevate the company’s service offering to its customers as well as helping the company continue its impressive rate of growth.”
Adam Smith, Head of Retail at Sofa Clearance Outlet also commented:
“We recognise the complexities involved with delivering large items into customer’s homes, therefore choosing a partner which specialises in 2-man delivery was instrumental in the decision-making process.
“The final mile is vital to ensuring optimal customer service. Panther’s established reputation as the leading provider in two-person delivery cemented our decision to adopt them as our sole delivery partner and their invaluable expertise will provide us with an excellent platform to help continue our growth in 2021.”
Panther has experienced much growth over the past twelve months, finishing 2020 with a turnover of £70 million; an increase of 20% on the previous year. The white glove two-man delivery specialists now look to 2021 where it predicts a turnover of £75 million, increasing growth by a further 30%.