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ECD Delivery: Expanding Our network with new Smart Lockers installed around Gauteng

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[Gauteng, South Africa]: ECD (Easy Collect & Drop) today announced the installation of 3 new smart lockers to expand its coverage around Gauteng. This milestone is a major move for ECD on its mission to improve the last mile delivery service in South Africa, and offer its customers a convenient, seamless, and flexible delivery experience.

ECD new smart lockers that were present in Dainfern Square Shopping Centre and Pineslopes Boulevard Shopping Centre only, are now available at the following location:

• Bryanston Shopping Centre

• Wonderboom Junction Shopping Centre

• Centurion Mall

To learn more about the new ECD locations, click here [Find an ECD Locker].

About ECD: ECD, short for Easy Collect & Drop, is a smartlockers-based delivery service that facilitates parcels’ pickup and drop off in South Africa. ECD solutions were developed to improve the whole delivery process in terms of efficiency, flexibility, and cost effectiveness. ECD delivery is available 24/7, in various locations around Gauteng, and offer different services including storage, locker-to-locker service, locker-to-door service and online purchases pick up point. ECD bets on expanding its network with new Lockers installed in the country to reach out to all its customers in the future.

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ECD smart locker boksburg
ECD smart locker in Boksburg

Using ECD smart locker in Pepper Square Value Mall is an ideal delivery solution to experience a more convenient delivery with no waiting involved. Our customers can also enjoy more affordable prices with ECD points delivery.

Look up the closest ECD locker to you and send and receive your parcel conveniently as well [Find an ECD Locker].

 

About ECD: ECD is a comprehensive delivery service with low pricing and high-quality service. Our primary goal is to provide consumers with the most affordable and convenient delivery experience possible. We consider the demands and requirements of our customers, whether they are corporations or individuals.

ECD bet on convenience by utilizing Japanese technology and knowledge transfer. To offer the greatest experience, we’ve introduced door and ECD Points delivery solutions, as well as an easy-to-use mobile/web interface.

ECD News: Door pickup is now available in Cape Town

[Cape Town, South Africa]: ECD (Easy Collect & Drop) has launched the door pickup service in Cape Town.

Previously available only in Gauteng Province, the Door Pickup service is now available in the city of Cape Town. ECD customers residing in Cape Town can now enjoy Door-to-Door delivery and have their parcels delivered within 24 hours in Cape Town and 5 days nationwide.

Cape Town
Photo by Jean van der Meulen

About ECD: ECD is a comprehensive delivery service with low pricing and high-quality service. Our primary goal is to provide consumers with the most affordable and convenient delivery experience possible. We consider the demands and requirements of our customers, whether they are corporations or individuals.

ECD bet on convenience by utilizing Japanese technology and knowledge transfer. To offer the greatest experience, we’ve introduced door and ECD Points delivery solutions, as well as an easy-to-use mobile/web interface.

ECD News: PeterVale joined our network of ECD points

[Sandton, Gauteng]: ECD (Easy Collect & Drop) has added one more Partner Store to its network of ECD points.

PeterVale Printing
PeterVale Printing StoreFront

PeterVale Printing, located in Petervale Centre, Sandton, has become a partner of ECD’s and you can use the store to pick up and drop off your parcels in all convenience.

Find more ECD points here: Find an ECD point

 

About ECD: ECD (Easy Collect & Drop) strives to offer a comprehensive delivery service which is characterised by low costs and high-quality service. Our main goal is to offer customers the most affordable and the most convenient delivery experience. We are also keeping in mind customers’ needs and requirements, be it businesses or individuals. Using technology and knowledge transfer from Japan, ECD bet on convenience. We have introduced both door and ECD Points solutions and an easy-to-use mobile/web app to ensure the best experience.

 

ECD adds new services to its innovative last-mile delivery offerings

Since the installation of the first Easy Collect & Drop (ECD) Lockers in September 2020, ECD has started making waves in the last-mile delivery industry. As a new age delivery organisation, ECD aims to continue meeting customer last-mile delivery needs through its existing delivery options, for example smart locker technologies and introduce further innovations and service offerings, in the form of door-to-door delivery and various collaborations with partner stores, to make sending and receiving parcels a convenient and affordable experience to all customers.

ECD’s Business Philosophy

Delivery guy carrying a parcel
Photo by RODNAE Productions from Pexels

ECD understands that last mile delivery is fundamental for businesses. The future of delivery involves keeping up with trends and offering customers the best experience that fits their constantly changing needs and desires. ECD strives to offer a comprehensive delivery service which is characterised by low costs and high-quality service.
ECD’s main goal is to offer customers the most affordable and the most convenient delivery experience by tailoring their wide range of services to business or individual needs and requirements.
Given the many challenges of last mile delivery in South Africa, ECD offers businesses and customers alike a delivery that goes beyond being a simple service. They strive for an enjoyable and hassle-free experience whereby your delivery needs can be met. ECD enjoys taking advantage modern technologies, which includes innovation, touch and feel user experiences, store-involved deliveries, smart lockers and GPS tracking.

ECD Driver using ECD Locker for delivery
ECD Locker

ECD is continuously growing and is excited to explain the introduction of their new services.

ECD’s new service offerings

Due to the major changes in the proposed services and operational costs, ECD has introduced new parcels delivery models. The new service offerings will include:

1. Door-to-Door delivery

As the name suggests, door-to-door delivery involves the parcel being picked up from the customer’s door and thereafter will be delivered to the recipient’s door. This price for this service starts from R50, depending on the size of the parcel and the distance between the two locations.
Door-to-door service offers customers convenience as it is a simple method of delivery which guarantees that the parcel will make it from point A to point B with little to no issues due to a single point of contact. It is also a time saving method of delivery that requires minimum efforts from the customer’s side, they can simply book a delivery order using ECD’s web or mobile app and wait for the delivery driver to pick up their parcel. This delivery method eliminates any hassles as the parcel will be delivered straight to the recipient’s home or business location.

Delivery driver delivering to customer
Photo by Kindel Media from Pexels

2. ECD Points involved delivery

In addition to the above, ECD is also adopting the ECD Points involved delivery method by including stores and smart lockers as ECD pick up and drop off points.
ECD is partnering with various retail stores and implementing smartlockers in order to make the delivery process easier and more efficient for you as customers. This mode of delivery involves the customer dropping off or picking up his/her parcel at the nearest ECD partner store or smartlocker.
Two options exist, namely:

  • ECD Point to DOOR or DOOR to ECD Point delivery: Drop Off your parcel at the closest ECD point (either a partner store or smartlocker) and it will be delivered to the recipient’s door address (or visa versa). Prices start from R40, depending on size and distance.
  • ECD Point to ECD Point delivery: Drop Off your parcel at the closest ECD point and it will then be delivered to another ECD point. The price of this service start from R35.

Store involved delivery is beneficial as these stores exist in a wide range of locations, making them a convenient pick-up point for many customers (including individuals or businesses). Furthermore, this method of delivery saves costs due to the reduction or elimination of costly re-deliveries, and saves time for busy customers who are rarely at home and prefer to choose when to drop off or pick up their parcels following their packed and dynamic schedules.

Customer using ECD locker
ECD Lockers

Benefits of using ECD’s services

These new service offerings will be beneficial for businesses due to:

  • the quick delivery speed;
  • affordability;
  • improved online delivery experience;
  • elimination of re-delivery;
  • easy-to-use functions; and ‘
  • co-operation between Africa and Japan leads to improved technology transfer and encouraging investment

Thanks to the adoption of ECD points alongside door delivery, it is easily accessible and allows for greater flexibility in fetching parcels, at a time convenient for the customer. Along with the above additional services, customers will be able to easily obtain a quote for their delivery on ECD’s website and mobile or web apps.
ECD is excited to launch their new service offerings and hope to collaborate with its customers in ensuring both individual and business last-mile delivery success.

ECD updates: ECD app is unavailable in preparation of our latest update.

[Gauteng, South Africa]: ECD’s (Easy Collect & Drop) updated services and features are ready, the new app launch will happen very soon.

Meanwhile, the app will be under maintenance mode until the update process is completed. You can reach out to ECD team by WhatsApp or email if you have any questions.

About ECD: ECD (Easy Collect & Drop) strives to offer a comprehensive delivery service which is characterised by low costs and high-quality service. Our main goal is to offer customers the most affordable and the most convenient delivery experience while keeping in mind their needs and requirements, be it businesses or individuals. Using technology and knowledge transfer from Japan, ECD bet on convenience by introducing both door and PUDO (Pick Up Drop Off) delivery solutions and an easy-to-use mobile/web app to ensure the best experience.

ECD News: Our customers in Roodepoort can now enjoy a convenient delivery experience with Horizon Shopping Centre’s new locker

[Roodepoort, Gauteng]: ECD (Easy Collect & Drop) has added a new delivery and storage ECD (Pick Up Drop Off) point to its expanding network today. A new smart locker was installed in Horizon Shopping Centre’s, Roodepoort.

ECD is on its way to reach more customers and make their delivery experience more convenient and extremely affordable.

Look up the closest ECD locker to you and send your parcel in all convenience as well [Find an ECD Locker].

About ECD: ECD, short for Easy Collect & Drop, is a technology driven delivery solution that facilitates parcels’ pickup and drop off in South Africa. ECD solutions were developed to improve the whole delivery process in terms of efficiency, flexibility, and cost effectiveness. ECD delivery is available 24/7, in various locations around Gauteng, and offer different services including storage, locker-to-locker service, locker-to-door service and online purchases pick up point. ECD bets on expanding its network with new Lockers installed in the country to reach out to all its customers in the future.