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20 April 2012

Hippo Box is up for sale


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The Hippo Box, one of the most enduring home delivery drop-box systems, is being put up for sale by its developer, Giraffe Marketing.

Founder and director Charles Gallichan told On Track: "We’re continuing to trade as normal, and are not rushing to sell. We’re just letting it be known that we would like to receive expressions of interest from possible buyers."

The Hippo Box was launched back in 2001, and was joined later by the smaller wall-mounted Dormouse Box. There is also a larger King Hippo model.

The boxes are built from robust steel, and unlike more utilitarian contenders, are designed to look like stylish garden or patio accessories. The Hippo Box has outlasted many rival drop-box systems, and is thought to have sold more than any other model of its kind.

Gallichan says demand has grown consistently since the business was launched in 2001, and remains steady to this day. "We now have thousands of users." But he expresses disappointment that the product and concept have not been adopted more enthusiastically by retailers and carriers as a solution to delivery problems.

He says his reason for selling is not adverse trading conditions, but merely a change in his personal circumstances. You can contact him through his web site, www.hippo-box.co.uk, or let us know and we will pass on your details.

 

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