The sporting goods retailer and manufacturer Decathlon is testing the expansion of sustainable services in Germany. In Munich, a pilot project has been set up in collaboration with Glocally, a logistics company founded in 2021 by three students at the Technical University of Munich. The company focuses on a sustainable supply chain and offers live tracking as well as delivery time windows to deliver the package exactly when it suits customers best.
Customers can have their orders from the Munich-Elisenhof store delivered to their homes on the same day by electrically powered cargo bikes. The orders are delivered to more than 30 of the city’s zip code areas within a few hours. If an order is placed by 3:30 pm, Decathlon and Glocally guarantee delivery by 9 p.m. at the latest on the same day. The price for CO2-friendly same-day delivery is currently €6.99 and has already been positively received by customers, Decathlon says.
The drivers are employed directly by Glocally to ensure fair working conditions and market-standard pay. Glocally now delivers for both international and local companies in Munich and will expand to other cities in the DACH region over the course of the year.
Decathlon also offers same-day delivery in other German cities – but (still) via usual transport services.