// Screwfix expands rapid delivery service to other cities after successful Bristol trial
// By November, more than 30 cities across the UK can use Screwfix Sprint
// Screwfix Sprint is available through the Screwfix app, and comes with a £5 delivery charge
Screwfix has announced plans to roll out its rapid delivery service to other areas after a successful trial in Bristol that launched in June.
The service, known as Screwfix Sprint, will will deliver orders within 60 minutes.
The DIY and hardware retailer said that by the beginning of November, more than 30 cities across the UK are set to benefit from the service.
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London, Birmingham, and Glasgow are among the cities included, with further rollout planned next year.
Screwfix Sprint is available through the Screwfix app, and comes with a £5 delivery charge.
“We understand how busy the nation’s tradespeople are and we are always looking for ways to provide our customers with even greater convenience, meaning they can get what they need, when they need it,” Screwfix chief executive John Mewett said.
“Our one minute click-and-collect service is already hugely popular and the trial of Screwfix Sprint across Bristol showed how, in addition, tradespeople value one hour delivery to where they are working.
“For many, time is money, and this means not having to leave site to collect a part, tool or other key essential needed for the job.”
In March, Screwfix revealed plans to open more than 50 stores in the UK and Ireland this year, a move that would create around 600 new jobs.
Of the total new stores, 40 will be in the UK, creating up to 500 new jobs, while the remaining 10 stores planned in Ireland will create 100 new jobs.
The DIY retailer said the new roles will be in areas such as retail management, service assistants and supervisors and be created by the end of January next year.
“We continue to expand our store network to provide our customers with greater convenience. With 723 stores in the UK, 98 per cent of the population are within 30 minutes of a store,” Mewett said.
“Screwfix Sprint and our store network go hand in hand, helping to bring Screwfix and the convenience we know our tradespeople need even closer.”