Leusden, 20 July 2022 - DOCKR, the sustainable provider of flexible all-inclusive subscriptions for electric company bikes, has entered into a partnership with Bikeshift, the recruitment platform for bike couriers. Through this partnership, customers of both companies now benefit from the best of both worlds: a sustainable, electric company carrier bicycle and a flexibly deployable bicycle courier.
Delivery services and other logistics service providers are facing two major challenges: difficult access to inner cities with high parking costs and environmental zones on the one hand, and staff shortages on the other. Fully in line with the vision that things can always be done differently, DOCKR and Bikeshift now offer their customers the possibility of simultaneously deploying both electric company bikes and bicycle couriers. Not only does this tackle the challenges of accessibility and staffing, this all-in solution also offers customers of both companies maximum security and flexibility for their operations.
DOCKR's electric company bikes are ideal for getting around the difficult accessibility, parking and environmental zones of city centres. All models come with flexible, all-inclusive rental contracts that can be cancelled every month and are viable for any business. DOCKR offers preventive maintenance, breakdown assistance, insurance against damage and theft and fast replacement transport, so the users' business processes never have to come to a halt for long.
Bikeshift now employs over 1,600 bicycle couriers in 27 Dutch and Belgian cities. Through smart, data-driven planning, the company ensures that customers have easy access to motivated, well-insured and fairly paid bike couriers with an employment contract. Bikeshift takes care of everything: from recruitment and selection to salary payment, insurance and continued payment during illness. In this way, the company offers an attractive alternative to the undesirable 'self-employment' that is increasingly the norm in the bicycle courier sector.
Robert Jan Koopman, Head of Commerce at DOCKR: "With DOCKR we are committed to easily accessible, cleaner city centres. But we do not close our eyes to other social challenges. Just like DOCKR, Bikeshift also wants to show that things can be done differently. Together we not only offer our customers more security and flexibility, we also contribute to improving the labour market for the couriers who ride our electric cargo bikes every day. We are therefore very proud of our cooperation with Bikeshift."
Lodewijk van Nooten, founder of Bikeshift: "Bikeshift couriers deliver for customers like Gorillas and Cycloon, part of Bol.com. The market is still growing and many clients struggle with finding and binding good, motivated bike couriers. Bikeshift is a specialist in the recruitment and selection of the best cycle couriers for last-mile delivery. With our knowledge of HR, legislation, payrolling and support with staff planning, we help customers reach their customers and deliver packages, groceries and meals quickly. We are proud of the partnership with DOCKR, with whom we can contribute to sustainable solutions for last-mile-delivery in inner cities."
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Bert Tielemans (Bikeshift) | firstname.lastname@example.org | +31 (0) 6 5734 3331