Suffolk-based retailer Hughes Electrical has named Yodel as its new delivery partner for online sales.
Around 125,000 Hughes deliveries will be handled by the Yodel team each year, including the transportation of small digital goods and larger kitchen appliances.
A joint statement from the two businesses this week revealed that Hughes was keen to work with Yodel due to its two-man delivery service, which sees drivers and delivery men assemble and connect appliances to power and water supplies themselves.
Simon Cox, Hughes Direct’s General Manager, said: “We had heard lots of positive things about Yodel so decided to invite them to tender for our business.
“Throughout our negotiations the management team were nothing but professional.”
“Since we started working with Yodel, thousands upon thousands of parcels have now been delivered on our behalf and we know that we have made the right choice.”
Concerns surrounding the global electricals supply chain were expressed last month in the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami which caused devastation across Japan - and the impact may only be felt in the weeks ahead.
International market research firm iSuppli said that prices and availability of electrical items may be affected by the disaster because vital parts used in many of the world’s most popular consumer products are made in Japanese factories.
Speaking in mid-March, a spokesman from iSuppli said: “The shortages are not likely to appear until the end of March or the start of April.
“Just the same, these shortages and their price impact are likely to linger until the third quarter.”