Wexford start-up Scurri to manage €3bn of goods for Fastway Couriers

6 Nov 2015

Scurri has won a multi-million euro deal with Fastway Couriers and Parcel Connect that will see it deliver €3bn of goods.

Wexford start-up Scurri has won a multi-million euro deal with Fastway Couriers and Parcel Connect that will see its technology facilitate the delivery of more than €3bn worth of merchandise over the next five years.

The deal will see Scurri providing barcode labelling technology to more than 15,000 Fastway customers for the next five years.

In addition, Scurri will provide technical support and development services for the business, including the innovative Parcel Connect Platform.

Having first launched its Irish network of courier franchises in 2003, Fastway Couriers (Ireland) is now regarded as Ireland’s specialist e-commerce delivery service with brands like Littlewoods Ireland, ASOS, Boohoo and MissGuided among their customers.

Cloud drop

More recently the Fastway Group has focused its attention on disruptive innovation through its own start-up Parcel Connect. Exploding into the market in late 2013 with 300 pick-up and drop-off points across the country, Parcel Connect now boasts more than 1,000 local convenience store operators nationwide and has seen significant volume growth throughout 2015.

Previously a Siliconrepublic.com Start-up of the Week, Scurri is a cloud-based fulfilment platform that easily integrates parcel carriers and merchants, quickly and cost effectively.  Fuelled by the growth in online shopping in the UK and Ireland, the company has offices in London and the Scurri technology is used to manage the deliveries for online retailers, including Vision Direct, Amazon, ASOS and Zara.

“This deal positions Scurri at the leading edge of delivery technology and is a great example of how we make delivery simple through technology,” said Scurri CEO Rory O’Connor.

E-commerce delivery image via Shutterstock

John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years