Ex Brand Collective CEO Eric Morris has announced he has joined personalised last mile delivery solution provider Deliver In Person.
Eric Morris has announced his new business venture. After nearly 20 years as CEO at Brand Collective and the PAS Group, Morris is moving into advisory and has announced his new role with personalised delivery solution provider Deliver In Person.
Eric Morris has been CEO of PAS Group since its inception in 2005 and was appointed CEO of Brand Collective when it merged 27 brands and 15 licences under the Brand Collective umbrella in a deal last year. After nearly 20 years with the company, he stepped down in June this year to take on non-executive and advisory roles.“It has truly been an amazing journey, from the formation of The PAS Group in 2005 following the acquisition of the Yarra Trail business by Private Equity, to my involvement in each subsequent acquisition of the PAS brands and to the delivery of the business as it stands today,” Morris said back in June.
Morris’ newest venture has now been revealed as an advisory board member for Deliver In Person to provide strategic direction and help the company make its transformational mark on the delivery services industry.
The company aims to act as an extension of retail brands, providing bespoke and personalised delivery services toenhance the post-purchase experience. Deliver In Person combines technology, its own infrastructure and a human element to the last mile of the shopping journey. Some ways it is doing this is by implementing the following systems:
- “Wait and Try” where drivers wait for product suitability to be confirmed and take back unsuitable items
- Drivers calling on approach to ensure first delivery attempt success
- White-labelled and Black Tie handover services
- Live tracking of every delivery
- In-person delivery by default with authority to leave on request
According to Morris, it’s no surprise he was drawn to the value driven mission of Deliver In Person.“I’ve always been closely involved with retail and brands. I’ve now taken an opportunity to extend my work with organisations, a few of which are slightly outside that sphere. Deliver In Person is one of those companies that, although still connected to retail, is ancillary to what I’ve always been doing. What’s most rewarding in this current role is seeing the value that can be added to these organisations – and their customers – in a relatively short period of time.”