Warning: include(../../../FE_indexlocal.inc): failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/flogedelivery/public_html/magazine/HTMLheader.txt on line 18

Warning: include(): Failed opening '../../../FE_indexlocal.inc' for inclusion (include_path='.:/usr/lib/php:/usr/local/lib/php') in /home/flogedelivery/public_html/magazine/HTMLheader.txt on line 18
| Newsletter 62 | Hippo Box is up for sale
m-hance delivery management white paper
The definitive printed and online publication for the multi-channel fulfilment marketplace

Search our million-word thirteen-year archive


Warning: include_once(): http:// wrapper is disabled in the server configuration by allow_url_include=0 in /home/flogedelivery/public_html/magazine/left-panel.html on line 18

Warning: include_once(http://flog.edelivery.net//other/StartLocal.inc): failed to open stream: no suitable wrapper could be found in /home/flogedelivery/public_html/magazine/left-panel.html on line 18

Warning: include_once(): Failed opening 'http://flog.edelivery.net//other/StartLocal.inc' for inclusion (include_path='.:/usr/lib/php:/usr/local/lib/php') in /home/flogedelivery/public_html/magazine/left-panel.html on line 18
Subs promotion


RSS   F&E RSS news feed
Click for details



Paragon Software Systems


Ceewhy Vancouver


Automated Packaging


TRUCKSTOPS from MapMechanics




TNT Express Services


Access Fulfilment


Kuehne & Nagel


Kewill Ltd


TranSend Solutions Ltd


NetDespatch Ltd


Conveyor Networks


Pack Smart Ltd


The Fulfilling Station




iForce Ltd


EC Group


Courier Software


Spark Response


POS Direct Ltd




20 April 2012

Hippo Box is up for sale

Warning: mysql_fetch_object(): supplied argument is not a valid MySQL result resource in /home/flogedelivery/public_html/other/routines.php on line 124

Warning: mysql_fetch_object(): supplied argument is not a valid MySQL result resource in /home/flogedelivery/public_html/other/routines.php on line 124

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.


Other stories in this issue


Top of page