21 Aug


Getting Delivery Right: Infographic


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Scurri releases infographic to highlight the importance of having an efficient delivery management system for eCommerce success

Scurri have developed a new delivery-related infographic for businesses to gain valuable insight into the quality of their existing delivery service, and how improving on it will bring greater returns on their operational spend.

Scurri, a leading delivery management solutions provider, announces the release of a new Delivery Infographic to provide eCommerce businesses with insights into the current delivery industry and on customers’ expectations for delivery of their online shopping orders.

Delivery management solution provider Scurri has released an infographic, based on industry facts and figures on the online shopping and delivery sector, to emphasise the importance of having a robust delivery management platform for eCommerce success.

From customer order placement to order processing, order fulfilment, shipping and tracking, there is no room for error and delays in online retailing. Having a robust eCommerce platform, efficient fulfilment procedures – whether from a store, a dedicated fulfilment centre or outsourced to a third-party fulfilment firm – and a reliable delivery and returns system, are all essential in order to succeed in the competitive online market.

The new delivery-related infographic from retail technology firm Scurri covers the key topics of European online sales forecasts and how the UK are among the top three countries leading the way in Europe’s online sales, the more convenient delivery options that are needed to be in place in order to encourage online shoppers to shop more, the delivery expectations of today’s Internet shopper, the cost of online delivery failure to UK retailers, and the very latest innovation in deliveries.

Information for the infographic was extracted from a delivery-related feature, commissioned by Scurri, and published on edelivery.net here.

As well as featuring Scurri’s delivery management solution, the feature also includes information and/or contribution from retail/eCommerce/delivery/market research organisations Mintel, the Royal Mail, Ipsos Research, Honeywell, Hermes, ThoughtWorks, IMRG, Parcel2Go, CitySprint, My Parcel Delivery, James Summers, eBay Enterprise, Shapewear, Pure and Nanshy.

On realising the pain that small- to medium-sized etailers went through in their search for an affordable delivery platform in the market, Scurri, the universal eCommerce delivery solution, was developed to reduce the complexity of delivery for retailers.

These online shopping operators know they need to keep up with what’s being offered by the eCommerce giants – such as Amazon – in order to grow sales and customers.

Scurri’s award-winning, cloud-based fulfilment platform easily integrates parcel carriers and merchants, quickly and cost effectively. The Scurri delivery solution processes millions of transactions for multichannel retailers and pure-player online sellers such as Vision Express, ASOS, MissGuided, BooHoo and Zara, and integrates with delivery partners such as UPS, Royal Mail, DHL, TNT, DPD, Yodel and more.

The innovative technology, developed by Scurri, allows expanding online merchants to offer a high-quality, appropriate delivery service that meets their needs. Scurri’s impressive list of retail clients includes online shopping heavyweights such as Oxendales, Zara, ASOS, Vision Direct, BooHoo, MissGuided, and JD Williams.

The Scurri solution now has approved integrations with over thirty carriers including, among others, Royal Mail, Hermes, DPD, DHL, Fastway, YODEL, Post NL, Deutsche Post, YODEL.

Offering online sellers, operating across a wide range of categories, an easy-to-install integrated solution, Scurri’s on-boarding options allows for rapid and pain-free deployments. Successful online retailers have chosen Scurri, not only for the speed of deployment, but also to allow them to grow international sales, scale the business, increase customer satisfaction, and make the most of their working capital.  The technology firm assists online merchants around the UK, and right across Europe, in the successful delivery of orders in the categories of fashion, beauty, FMCG, consumer tech, white goods, household/home and more with its powerful, yet simple solution.

Scurri offers a shipping label API to allow customers to retrieve shipping labels and integrate expansive carrier choice into existing pick and pack workflows. This is one of the most effective ways for a merchant to implement the production of shipping labels and integrating shipping innovation into their tech stack.

By clicking on the ‘Try It’ button on the Shipping Label API page on scurri.co.uk, interested parties have the tools to make actual WEB API calls from the website.

Rory O’Connor, founder and CEO of Scurri, said: “Having a web-based delivery management platform helps to remove many of the complex issues online shopping operators have to deal with in their day-to-day delivery operations.

Etailers need an easy-to-manage cost-effective tool to offer world-class delivery solutions. Our success stems from our original eCommerce delivery technology. We created an innovative integrated solution to solve the problems that retailers face. Scurri now helps thousands of etailers to ship millions of deliveries each year. Our cloud-based solution allows us to handle the back-end complexities of automated delivery, while leaving the front-end technology easy and simple for our customers to use. We have found a better way to serve this market as we have reduced the operational costs and resource-heavy management of the existing on-premise solutions.”


About Scurri

Retail technology provider Scurri offers a cloud-based eCommerce delivery platform that easily integrates parcel carriers with online sellers’ technical set-up in order to maximise operational efficiency and delivery choice. The powerful universal solution optimises the customer delivery experience – allowing merchants to effectively deliver on brand promises and drive customer loyalty. Integrating seamlessly into existing order process and fulfilment software, many merchants are able to reap the benefits of the innovative technology almost instantly to boost eCommerce delivery performance.

Visit www.scurri.co.uk to find out more on how to integrate your eCommerce/delivery system to the Scurri eCommerce delivery solution. For more information on Scurri’s simple, serviced and scalable solution, call our sales team on +44 (0)20 360 33123 or email sales@scurri.com.

For more information, comment and interviews with Scurri, please call +44 (0)20 360 33123 or email monikaghita@scurri.com.

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25 May


ESM Article on Online Delivery features Scurri


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Scurri Features In ESM Article on Online Delivery, Shoppers Delivery Expectations & IMRG Research

Retail technology supplier Scurri has featured in a recent ESM – European Supermarket Magazine article on how online shoppers are demanding improvements in home delivery services.  According to the ESM feature, the newly released IMRG UK Consumer Home Delivery Review 2015 has revealed that satisfaction with online delivery now sits at 82 per cent while shoppers concerns on delivery are experiencing a downward trend.

In the IMRG study, customers are demanding improvements in three key areas of home deliveries:

  1. Per-purchase delivery information provided
  2. In-transit delivery updates and returns
  3. Returns

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19 Feb


Wexford Tech Meetup



Apostolis (Scurri) gives a Masterclass

Yesterday the first Wexford Tech Meetup was held at the Scurri offices in Wexford Town. Over 20 tech professionals from the area discussed their experiences of implementing Continuous Integration and how they approached it.

The format for the event was that a speaker each from Scurri, Sonru and DoneDeal gave a 15min talk on their own approach to continuous integration. Continue Reading

21 Jun


Boost International Sales with 5 Killer Tools



My choice of tools to help Boost International Sales

boost-international-salesMost small and medium sized UK online retailers are looking to new markets to boost international sales in 2014, according to Royal Mail research from earlier this year. The research which found six out of 10 (59%) merchants are looking to boost international sales, while 68% will target new overseas markets.

As I work with many online merchants I come across tools that make doing business a little bit easier or at least take some of the pain away and I thought it might be worth sharing them with you.

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12 Jun


Royal Mail Services for Businesses



Understanding the Royal Mail Services for Businesses

Royal Mail is part of the Royal Mail Group which operates through two core divisions: UKPIL and GLS. UKPIL operates in the UK collecting and delivering parcels and letters through two main networks, the Royal Mail Core Network and Parcelforce Worldwide. GLS operates in continental Europe and the Republic of Ireland.

Today we’re looking at the Royal Mail Core Network and their range of services for businesses. There are many Royal Mail services, they can be categorised as follows:

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19 Aug


Running retrospectives



“The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.” ~Alvin Toffler

Part of what defines the Scurri team is our desire to learn and improve. Not only is this process of learning a key component of agility, it also plays a significant part in defining ones company culture.

What I’m going to write about is effectively running retrospectives with the whole team and what our process has evolved to in our desire to perfect this process . We have a separate activity to reflect on our company direction wherein we validate/question/prove/disprove key hypothesis we’re making or have made about our business model. Further to this there’s also a sprint retrospective which is attended by all members of the development team (anyone who contributes to bringing the product to the market). Continue Reading

04 Aug


Scurri eGistics and Powa Investment in logistics partnerships


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Scurri, eGistics and Powa Investment in System Integrations will bring greater delivery choices to Powa Platform users


powa investmentThe team from Scurri are delighted to announce that in conjunction with our partners in eGistics we have commenced integration work with the Powa Platform.

Powa is the world’s largest shared eCommerce platform provider.  By enabling the rapid deployment of numerous distributed online shops, Powa gives their customers a more advanced online merchandising capability. The Powa ability to deploy multiple geographic independent sites leverages the strategy on the part of the global search engines towards a country-by-country weighting structure.

The combined integration means a Scurri, eGistics & Powa investment in the partnership will enable leading edge technology and processes that will give users of the Powa platform access to great shipping rates along with the software to manage the crucial delivery element of their business.

Work has already commenced between the parties on the integration, with a number of customers targeted for initial trials.  Rollout to the larger user base will occur before the end of the year, with many exciting developments to come.

Powa users interested in learning more about how the Scurri software will work for them can contact the Scurri team directly on +44 20 3239 8972 or email sales@scurri.co.uk.




02 Aug


Maintaining our agility as our business grows



“Meaning emerges through interaction” Dave Snowden

Someone asked me recently how do we maintain our product and development agility as the business grows and customer demands increase. How do we manage to iterate the Scurri software as quickly as we do and engage with (and react to) customers as their needs change or evolve?

I guess part of the answer is that we don’t treat these two things as distinct activities. How we approach designing, developing and optimising the software is by identifying the job to be done and delivering that capability to do so. For us providing that capability is just the beginning.

With each release we’ve formed hypothesis about the effectiveness and usability of the features within it (which we’ve also validated throughout the development process but nothing really beats using it as opposed to looking at mock-ups or process maps!). And by interacting with our customers we can test those assumptions and look at how we can further enhance the capability of each feature.

This process of interaction never ends. What we believe is the next most important thing to work on is validated by talking to our existing or potential customers, how we provide that to customers is refined and further enhanced through our interactions. For us it means we’re delivering great features quickly and for our customers its means they have the tools to provide the delivery agility their business needs.