How leading tech repair specialists, iSmash, launched a nationwide same-day service to take ultimate convenience to their customers

In Spring 2020, when lockdown required everyone to stay behind closed doors, iSmash turned to Gophr to help adapt their existing repair service. With everyone clearing through the dreaded junk drawer…

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4 questions about how to build a dedicated in-house delivery fleet – and the answers you need

Businesses of every size are benefiting from the boom in online shopping.  Online shopping is one of the most popular activities worldwide, with e-retail revenues projected to grow to £4.05 trillion…

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4 Ways to Get Better at Delivery as a Florist 

As spring quickly approaches, florists need to get ready for their busiest time of year. Union Fleurs, the International Flower Trade Association, reports that the peak seasons for flowers are…

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A Courier’s Guide to Remote Work Delivery

Hybrid working looks set to continue for many businesses across the UK even after all the Coronavirus restrictions are lifted. Which means there’s added complexity for PAs, EAs and TAs who now have…

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5 Ways Same Day Delivery Can Help Printers

On-demand printing remains a large industry, one that is still viable and competitive, even in the digital age.  According to Print Business, for instance, the numbers for 2018 showed that printing,…

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‘It’s easier to get a burger delivered home than it is urgent medication. That has to change’

This piece originally appeared in Chemist + Druggist 08/12/2021. I might be biased, says Graham Smith upfront, but community pharmacy could easily capitalise on its many strengths by honing…

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Smaller outlets have a golden opportunity as Covid complicates Christmas

This piece appeared originally in The Grocer on 07/12/2021, by Patrick Eve, CCO at Gophr. As if this Christmas shopping season wasn’t disrupted enough, up pops another Covid variant to add extra…

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Snatching peak from the jaws of Amazon

This piece originally appeared in Retail Sector, 02/12/2021. Consumer shopping habits this peak season are already unlike anything the industry has seen before. A slow burn, ultra-cautious approach…

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Gophr’s SMB Guide: How to launch same day delivery

In the fast-paced world that we live in, where hyper-fast grocery startups are getting goods to customers in 10 minutes, it’s no surprise that people expect everything possible to be delivered…

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Last minute, last mile… The new face of peak for retailers

This piece originally appeared in eDelivery, 30/11/2021. Retailers face three key challenges this peak – with delivery a key feature of all of them, says Patrick Eve, chief commercial officer,……

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How is Peak uncertainty affecting your carrier plans?

Peak stress? Here’s what you can do... Trying to predict exactly what will be thrown at retailers this peak season is a little like trying to nail jelly to the wall. The pandemic, global supply chain…

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How many people still miss deliveries despite working from home?

We have seen a major shift in remote working over the last two years with many professionals working remotely. At the end of the Coronavirus job retention scheme in September 2021, 16% of businesses…

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Stronger, faster, better: How electric bikes have helped us triple the size of our London bike zone

First up, what is the bike zone? It’s the designated area in London where your Gophr deliveries are eligible to be booked on push bikes or cargo bikes.   And triple the size. Really? Yep 3x. Made…

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Gophr x IMRG: New Normal Delivery Expectations Unpacked

Having just experienced the strongest period of eCommerce growth in over a decade, the need for fast, flexible and reliable delivery has never been so important. So, how have people's delivery…

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Same Day Delivery comes in many different ‘flavours’

Same day delivery was once associated with bouquets of flowers, legal documents and forgotten keys. Fast forward a lockdown or three, with people demanding greater convenience, same day is fast…

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How to run a same day delivery pilot

Same-day delivery is a simple concept that’s difficult to get right in practice. Getting it right requires a well-planned pilot programme; with a clearly defined objective, and all the important…

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Hub to Home: Bundled or unbundled?

There’s a maxim in delivery that the ‘last mile’ is the most difficult and expensive of all the miles. Estimates put it at 40 - 50% of the total fulfilment cost, and that’s before you factor in the…

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TSC Terms and conditions

GOPHR LTDTHE SUPPER CLUBDEAL TERMS & CONDITIONSAPRIL 2021     These Terms & Conditions are in addition to Gophr’s standard Terms & Conditions. Members of The Supper Club are…

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Supporting our people and the planet

We think of sustainability as being two-fold; people and planet. We’ve always worked very hard at making sure we go further than others in our sector on the people side, making sure we do better by…

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Some big news… Series A funding is done

Reaching Series A funding has been a long time coming for us and we've spent the last 5-6 years really trying to understand every inch of the industry, and getting ourselves in position to be really…

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Nothing says ‘I love you’ like last minute deliveries

GET IN TOUCH   In the olden normal times, up to 1/3 of us left Valentine’s Day to the last minute, because nothing says ‘I love you’ more than a panic buy, right? Old habits die hard and we’re…

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Same day delivery extends reach of click and collect

This article was featured in the Scottish Grocer as an advertorial. Click + Collect has become a leading omnichannel solution for many retailers thanks to its low cost and convenience (particularly…

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Ordering and delivery habits in 2020

This year has been one of monumental change, and that’s of course largely down to the impact of the global coronavirus pandemic. With more people than ever before working from home, and social…

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What are multi-drop deliveries and who are they for?

If you send multiple same-day parcels a day you could benefit from our multi-drop delivery option. To book using our multi-drop sheet (linked below) you must have at least 10 drops or pick-ups on the…

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The retailer’s shipping guide to a successful peak holiday season

"There is concern toy retailers won't be able to meet the massive increase in online orders because of courier constraints" - Gary Grant, boss of the Entertainer. In what is already an insanely busy…

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Gophr Marketplace Terms & Conditions

Updated as of 8th November 2021   Please read these terms carefully before using the Gophr Marketplace. By using the Gophr Marketplace in any way, you agree to be bound by these terms.  …

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21st century milkmen: providing delivery services for your local community

The situation So you may have heard by now that the entire country is on lockdown. You’ve also probably read all the articles about how couriers and those working for a local delivery service are now…

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A how-to guide for bricks-and-mortar businesses pivoting to dark store delivery models

Even before the recent Government lockdown was announced we were getting a lot of enquiries around providing delivery from businesses looking to adapt to a delivery-only model, so we’ve put together…

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What it’s really like to work as a self employed courier

Updated: 21/04/21 What is a self employed courier? A self-employed courier is a person responsible for delivering parcels on behalf of customers. But there’s far more to the job than initially meets…

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Learn the first steps to building the ultimate same-day logistics management platform

Updated: 22/12/19 Our same-day logistics management platform is fundamental to everything we do at Gophr. So, we thought we’d share how we built the brains of our business. We’ll explain how our…

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How we gather valuable user insights to drive product innovation

Updated: 21/12/19 Gophr is a marketplace made up of two sides: couriers and customers: supply and demand. Startups working in the on-demand delivery sector tend to be well funded enough that they…

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Gift ideas for a security-conscious cyclist

Updated: 18/12/19 The cycling revolution is happening. Probably at a slower pace than we’d like, but it’s happening. We all want to be part of it, but there is some malfeasance out there that want to…

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Slack? Completed it. How Slack is central to how we work

Updated: 12/12/19 Slack has become central to our company culture here at Gophr. As it’s integral to our day-to-day communication, we thought we’d share some insight into how we use it. We’ll talk…

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Thoughts on the gig-economy, and its consequences for the courier industry

Updated: 9/12/19 These blogs post were written by our Founder, Seb Robert, 3 years ago and were based on his thoughts on Uber’s 2016 tribunal ruling. Please keep an eye out for updated opinion pieces…

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Parcel Sizes: Small and Large Parcel Deliveries

Updated: 29/03/21 We get a lot of questions about what Gophr courier’s vehicles can carry and what’s best for their job, so we’ve pulled this post together as a guide to help you book the right…

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Cycle couriers tackling the sorry state of the London air crisis

Updated: 3/12/19 We’re very proud to be working with two highly-innovative British Tech companies: CleanSpace and Inmarsat. Together, we're undertaking the largest air pollution research project in…

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Trying to fix a broken industry is hard; here’s what we’ve learned

Updated: 30/11/19 A few years ago I had an idea that changed the game for the courier industry. At the time I never stopped to think how this thought would lead me to quit my job to go and work in an…

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The future of couriering

Updated: 21/04/20 What does couriering mean today? Couriers have been relied upon to move parcels and letters from A to B for hundreds of years, and they’re still in as high demand today as they were…

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Interviews from the void: Saving South Bank Undercroft with Jasper Bainbridge

Updated: 25/11/19 September 2015; 12 months on from the success of the Long Live South Bank Campaign. Now that the Totally Thames festival is underway, we decided it was a good time to look into one…

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Interviews from the void: The Good Brownie Co.

Updated: 22/11/19 Everyone can appreciate the feeling when you get to eat something that’s really good. David, the co-founder of the Good Brownie company, has a distinct vision for how his brownies…

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Interviews from the void: Fullcity Cycles

Updated: 19/11/19 This is the first post in a series of interviews with some of our clients and friends. We’re aiming to highlight the triumphs and struggles of running your own business. Where…

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ALLEZ! Time well spent at the ECMC Milan

Updated: 16/11/19 The European Cycle Messenger Championships (ECMC) is an annual competition for European bicycle messengers. This year, our Co-Founder, Seb Robert, immersed himself in the largest…

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Bike manufacturing start ups that you need to know about

Updated: 13/11/19 We thought we’d share a bit about our favourite bike manufacturing startups so you know where to head when you’re looking for your next set of wheels. If you’re not thinking of…

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What I learned from going to the 23rd Cycle Messenger World Championships in Melbourne, Australia

Updated: 10/11/19 Our Founder, Seb Robert, visited the other side of the world for the love of bikes. See what he got up to at the 23rd Cycle Messenger World Championships.   Five days. Five days in…

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A London bicycle courier guide to building a fixed gear bike

Updated: 7/11/19 At Gophr HQ, we’ve always got a few couriers hanging out in the office. So, we thought we’d ask them for their tips and tricks on building an affordable bike. If you want something…

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A Day in the Life of a London Cycle Courier

What is it really like to be a cycle courier in London? If you’ve been around London, you’ll have noticed a huge number of cycle couriers on the roads. Tasked with moving parcels, food and other…

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Gophr milestones

This blog aims to inform you of Gophr web and app updates and also acts as a timeline of our achievements since the very beginning. See our timeline here. Please note that our older posts might not…

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Privacy policy

GOPHR LIMITED 11 November 2020    PRIVACY AND COOKIES POLICY Gophr Limited ("we", “us”) is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. This Privacy and Cookies Policy (“Policy”)…

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Surcharges

SURCHARGES   Certain surcharges may be payable by you in addition to the carriage fees which are set out as the cost for the standard delivery of your order. When a surcharge is payable, it may…

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