Electronics wholesaler Rexel has partnered with last-mile delivery provider Gophr to launch a new delivery service called Rexel Rapid.

Rexel Rapid was set up to deliver products in under 90 minutes to customers within five miles of any of the 200+ Rexel stores in the UK. Currently the service will only be available to people near one of the 16 branches in London, but there are plans to expand Rexel Rapid nationwide in the future.

As Rexel primarily serves tradespeople, the launch of this new, faster delivery option aims to meet the demand for urgent deliveries to construction sites so work can get on with as soon as possible.

Joe Burrows, Area Manager for Rexel in central London said: “We understand that local requirements are changing rapidly so we are proud to offer a service that reflects this and caters to rapidly growing demand. We are excited to launch Rexel Rapid and offer our customers an easy-to-use, reliable delivery service that works as hard as they do.”

Graham Smith, Strategic Account Director at Gophr added: “For many tradespeople, off-site travel for tools and supplies is a costly and unnecessary expense as they get stuck in traffic rather than getting the job done. Time is money and when every penny counts, we’re excited to save customers time, increase on-site productivity and improve financial efficiency. It’s great to see Rexel acting so quickly to provide customers with the service they want.”