It’s often believed that amazing customer experiences and sustainable business practices are naturally at odds when it comes to retail and ecommerce. This is why we’re excited to announce our new partnership with Ohi. Ohi is a next-generation instant commerce platform that enables brands to meet their customers’ expectations of superfast delivery in under two hours
With Ohi and EcoCart’s new partnership, ecommerce brands can offer two-hour, same-day, and next-day delivery without the negative ecological impact that usually comes with this type of convenience. Through the combined offering, brands can offset the remaining carbon that is emitted from their deliveries being performed through Ohi’s already more eco-friendly last-mile delivery service.
Even more, brands can select thoroughly vetted offsetting projects that are relevant to their ethos and audience through EcoCart. This creates even more compelling customer experiences by creating stories that make shoppers feel understood and giving them the opportunity to participate in something they care about by shopping with these brands.
Sustainability at Ohi
Because Ohi keeps inventory hyperlocal to customers, they are able to use eco-friendly packaging and transport options that aren’t available to traditional 3PLs and other ecommerce fulfillment companies. That’s why a Stanford study on the carbon impact of Ohi’s delivery services found that their same-day delivery is 22 times more eco-friendly than next-day air and 5 times more eco-friendly than 3-5 day ground shipping.
Despite Ohi’s existing eco-friendly business practices, their team recognizes that as long as they’re still creating net carbon emissions, there’s still room for improvement.
The Ohi and EcoCart solution enables brands to offset the remaining carbon emitted for every order that is fulfilled by Ohi. In return, brands are able to meet their sustainability goals and delight their customers with the convenience of quick delivery all while having less of a negative impact on the planet.
In other words, instant delivery via Ohi now has the potential to become a key part of every ecommerce brand’s sustainability ethos.
Ohi decided to partner with EcoCart, specifically for this initiative because of our thorough emissions calculations capabilities, our transparent selection and vetting process for offsetting projects, and our ability to empower brands to use their sustainable practices in their front-end experience.
The fact that our emissions calculations capabilities go beyond delivery and can enable Ohi customers to also calculate and offset their manufacturing emissions makes it so that there is plenty of optionality and added value for Ohi customers who want to lean further and further into sustainability. Our project selection process and criteria make it so brands and customers know exactly what their offsetting payment is accomplishing and it ensures every project is up to global standards. Giving brands the ability to discuss their sustainability efforts in their onsite experience is just the icing on the top.