Just in time for holiday shopping, Canada's first pick-up and drop-off service expands reach into Eastern Ontario and Quebec
TORONTO, Dec. 8, 2015 /CNW/ - PUDO Inc. ("PUDO") (CSE: PDO; OTCQB: PDPTF), today announced a new three-year partnership with Quickie Convenience Stores Corp. to create additional PUDO Point™ locations across Eastern Ontario and Quebec.
Launched across North America in September, PUDO continues to expand its rapidly growing PUDO Point™ network, allowing more customers to tailor pick-ups and drop-offs of their online purchases to fit their busy holiday schedules. PUDO members simply shop online through PUDO's affiliate portal, and they can use a PUDO Point™ address for their "not-at-home" deliveries. This means Canadians can access deliveries at their Quickie store or any other dealer location later in the evening and on weekends.
"This new partnership with Quickie provides Canadians with more options for delivery when they want and where they want," said Frank Coccia, Chief Executive Officer, PUDO Inc. "The holidays are quickly approaching and, using PUDO, customers can be sure they don't miss that special parcel delivery."
"We know our customers are busy people with schedules that make traditional shipping options inconvenient," said Chris Wilcox, Vice-President & General Manager, Quickie Convenience Stores Corp. "Quickie stores are open later, some even overnight, so becoming a PUDO Point™ gives our customers more flexibility to pick up their parcels on their own time."
PUDO currently has more than 5,000 PUDO Point™ dealers signed up across North America, and a network that continues to grow each day with dealers becoming operational. For these dealers, PUDO provides opportunities for additional foot traffic and the potential for repeat customer business. As the last mile delivery solution for e-commerce purchases, PUDO has created affiliate agreements with some of North America's most well-known retailers, including Amazon, eBay, Hudson's Bay and Walmart to ensure customers never miss a home delivery again.
About PUDO Inc.
PUDO is the last mile delivery solution for parcel pick-up and drop-off services, ensuring reliable and secure delivery where you want it, when you want it. Using easily-accessible PUDO Point™ locations such as convenience stores, gas stations and grocery stores with extended hours, PUDO members, participating e-commerce retail consumers, businesses and a home-based workforce can now pick up their parcels anytime, including evenings and weekends. PUDO eliminates the frustration of missed deliveries and gives control over parcel pick-up and delivery back to its members. With user-friendly technology, free membership and thousands of PUDO Point™ locations across Canada and the U.S., PUDO is changing the parcel delivery model in North America. PUDO was named one of the top 20 most innovative public technology companies by the Canadian Innovation Exchange in 2015. For more information, please visit: www.pudoinc.com or www.pudopoint.com.
About Quickie Convenience Stores
Quickie Convenience Stores is an Ottawa-based company with 51 stores located in Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec. Founded in 1973, Quickie has certainly changed with the times. The local convenience store has evolved to become much more than just a place to pick up those few items between grocery store trips. Today, Quickie is a destination store offering our customers a full range of products and services available at one convenient location. In addition to the full range of convenience store items, banking services, branded gasoline, postal services and quick-serve restaurants are also all available at your neighborhood Quickie Convenience Store. One thing that has never changed at Quickie, however, is our commitment to outstanding customer service.
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SOURCE Pudo Inc.