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Pickupp partners with SMRT to turn stations into a last-mile fulfilment network

By Ken Wong - on 20 Oct 2022, 6:28pm

Pickupp partners with SMRT to turn stations into a last-mile fulfilment network

Pickupp has partnered with the retail and advertising management agent of SMRT, Stellar Lifestyle, to set up a last-mile fulfilment network around Singapore train stations. The partnership also hopes to optimise delivery response times and lower the cost of deliveries for retail merchants.

Pickupp currently has seven service points across the island with the first under the Stellar Lifestyle located at HIVE by Stellar Lifestyle at Esplanade MRT station.

Under Pickupp’s roadmap, the company plans to open up to three more service points in their first phase of opening across Singapore’s train network, particularly those train stations that can support deliveries between Singapore and Malaysia.

Data will also be leveraged to interpret patterns and trends that will identify the best locations within Stellar Lifestyle’s transit properties to optimise deliveries for all tenants in and outside Stellar Lifestyle’s network.

Lee Chee Meng, Co-Chief Operations Officer of Pickupp, said,

Our focus at Pickupp is not only to solve logistical inefficiencies in an asset light approach using data, but also in a way that’s sustainable for businesses and the environment. A crucial part of this plan is to expand our network-as-a-service in Singapore by extending our Pickupp Service Points (PSP) island-wide to optimise and enhance our fulfilment network. This partnership with Stellar Lifestyle reinforces Pickupp’s commitment to sustainability by streamlining delivery routes, increasing revenues for delivery agents and improving cost management for businesses.

Being situated in MRT stations like Hive by Stellar Lifestyle will provide greater convenience and opportunities for consumers and businesses to perform multi-delivery functions through Pickupp’s platform. But Lee added that the company will also consider locating service points at bus interchanges if the opportunity arises as they will benefit their walker agent network too.

Working adults can also join Pickupp’s growing pool of walker delivery agents to deliver packages on their way to and from work as package sizes are capped at 3kg.


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