Shop for gifts and goods in Falkirk – with new eco-delivery

Falkirk Delivers are proud to announce their latest venture – Falkirk Eco Delivery!

Promoted by Falkirk Delivers
Wednesday, 5th January 2022, 8:03 am
Falkirk Delivers offers eco alternative to fossil-fuelled vehicles when choosing home delivery from local firms

At the start of 2020, Falkirk Delivers offered a free delivery service. This proved extremely popular, with over £100,000 worth of parcels being delivered month between January and April. This allowed some businesses to continue trading amid the closure of non-essential retailers.

From the success, the idea was born to develop and introduce a delivery service that met with Falkirk’s ambition of a green recovery.

Funding has been secured from Paths for All to enable us to provide this innovative service to all the businesses within the BID boundary.

This new delivery service meets Falkirk’s ambition of a green recovery

Our vision

To create a sustainable and environmentally friendly alternative to fossil-fuelled vehicles when choosing the option of a home delivery. This will provide the community with a choice in how they receive their online orders and reduce their carbon footprint.

Raising awareness of the true environmental and social costs of the decisions we make, and to provide the means by which the public can influence the decisions retailers make on the services they offer.

In offering this service, we will be supporting the race to reaching net carbon targets, reducing pollution within our community and driving a green recovery of Falkirk town centre. It also offers the community a conscious choice between fossil fuels and zero emissions.

Get next-day delivery to your home or place of work

What do we offer?

Based on the concepts of 20-minute neighbourhoods and last-mile delivery services, we will offer a next-day delivery service to your home or place of work. Initially the delivery area covered will be limited. In time we plan to scale up our infrastructure to enable us to cover the whole of Falkirk district.

What do we deliver?

We can deliver a wide range of small packages including clothing, household items, hair and beauty products and gift sets (including confectionary). This is not a food delivery service. Your retailer will be able to advise which items they can offer for this delivery service.

Why use an eCargo bike?

An eCargo bike has the lowest carbon footprint of all competing transport options, including non-assisted cycling. This makes it the ideal candidate for a clean and green zero emissions delivery service.

What is an eCargo bike?

An eCargo bike is an electrically assisted bicycle (tricycle or quadricyle) with a purpose-built cargo carrying capacity.

To get in contact with Falkirk Eco Delivery and to find out how this could help for business, get in touch with Steven at [email protected]