In Le Havre, Hipli revolutionized the postal carton market

Customers of the French e-commerce leader have had the choice since the end of 2021 to use Hipli parcels for eligible products and have their orders delivered in packages with a much longer life cycle.

Cdiscount tested the bags created by startup Le Havre with its employees and several thousand customers at the end of 2020 with positive feedback. ” Innovative reusable hibli bags. They protect products very well and are of remarkable quality. Slips Pierre-Yves Escarpit, Cdiscount Deputy Director in Charge of Supply Chain.

In terms of image and environmental impact, the stakes are high because Cdiscount accounts for about 23 million packages in 2020. Obviously, it would not be possible to deliver a washing machine in Hipli packages. However, the small and medium-sized plastic envelopes (made in Bulgaria and Portugal) and small boxes offered by Le Havre are ideal for many products: cosmetics, women’s ready-to-wear, jewelry, children’s world, toys, books. … “Anything not too big,” sums up Anne-Sophie Raoult, co-founder of Hipli with Léa Got.

with H Le Havre

Fiat Lux The end of 2019! The two friends are having coffee and are annoyed to receive bulky, single-use packets. 550 million parcels and 137,000 tons of waste in 2018 for France alone. 1.3 billion parcels in 2021 and 350 thousand tons of waste… Figures (source: Ademe) make you dizzy and hurt the planet badly.

Founding Hipli – with an H for Le Havre and a nice nod to e-commerce -, The two young women also changed their lives. Léa Got has left her position as Director of Strategy in Artificial Intelligence. Anne-Sophie Raoult said goodbye to the beer giant Carlsberg that she was buying globally.

They started in pairs, in the building of the business incubator Le Vaisseau, in the Eure district of Le Havre. Today, the team consists of six people and it is planned to double the number in 2022.

In discussion with Amazon

We started in July 2020 with our concept of plastic bags for 100 uses “Remember Anne-Sophie Raoult, who insists on the fact that Hebley is a company with influence.” If we harm the planet, we harm our business Today, summed up. 30,000 Hebli parcels are traded every month with strong growth Especially since Cdiscount got into the loop.

That’s not all, the two women from Le Havre are having a discussion with Showroom Privé and Galeries Lafayette and have just started discussions with Amazon. ” We are in the beginning, and we discuss with them … they find out. Anne-Sophie doesn’t want to say more. An eloquent silence for those who know how ruthless the actions of the tyrannical American power established by Jeff Bezos can be.

So far, Entrepreneurs working on bigger reusable packaging and expand their client portfolio. Over 230 brands you already trust. Just like La Poste who signed a partnership with Hipli, at the end of October (read elsewhere). The 130,000 mailboxes and 475 million parcels delivered should help move the Le Havre startup into an industrial dimension.

The founders of Le Havre Hebley were awarded the Heart of the Heart Award by the jury at the One to One Startup Awards 2022 in Monaco!

Christophe Preteaux (Paris Normandy)

Partnership with La Poste

La Poste formalized its partnership with Hipli at the end of 2021. As internet sales have increased 13% annually for four years, and climate, resilience, anti-waste and circular economy laws encourage reuse, the French postal operator has switched to a polycarbonate zip envelope Propylene provided by a start-up from Le Havre. ” It is a simple, practical and responsible solution ‘,” refers to Philippe Dorje, deputy general manager of La Poste.

Once delivered and unpacked, Hipli Envelope (available in three sizes plus box) folds and stores in an integrated envelope. After that, the user just has to leave it in one of the 130,000 mailboxes in the La Poste network. When these envelopes return to him, Hipli takes care of the renovation and cleaning in Le Havre.

The cost of the Hipli-Colissimo show varies between €1.65 and €1.95. It is ten times more expensive than the single pack but much more virtuous. Announcing its partnership with startup Le Havre, La Poste Group announced that in 2022 it will present a label that guarantees the technical and environmental performance of containers. The CSR approach should be welcomed and supported.

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