Riding the Tidal Wave of Delivery Change: Why Delivery Businesses Need to Adapt to Survive

No Sto’ No Mo’

A couple decades ago, consumers actually had to leave their house and go to the store to get what they wanted to buy. Now, with the rise of the internet and eCommerce, consumers can browse inventories and order items from the comfort of their own couch.

This, of course, is generally good news for the delivery businesses. More business means more money. But sometimes, there can be too much of a good thing…

Adapt Or Die

Indeed, it isn’t always easy keeping up with customer demand, especially now that customers expect delivery businesses to offer next-day or even same-day delivery. If you can’t satisfy your customers’ demands, they’ll end up leaving you for one of your competitors.

Route Mapping Software Is The Shot In The Arm Your Delivery Business Needs

So, how can you make your business efficient enough to offer next-day and same-day delivery? Route mapping software will help. Planning routes with pen and paper takes a long time. If you have dozens of customers and multiple drivers, it can take hours.

But when you have final mile delivery software, planning routes only takes 30 seconds. When route planning takes less time, it’s easier to meet customer demand.

More Than Just Speed

Indeed, final mile delivery software cuts the route planning process from hours down to seconds.

And that’s not all! When you plan routes with pen and paper, the routes you come up with might not actually be accurate. Route planning involves many different variables, such as traffic, construction, weather, and customer availability. With all those moving parts, it’s easy to make a mistake.

Such a mistake can seriously delay your drivers. Customers will hate that.

Don’t Make Mistakes

Route optimization software guarantees that every route you give your drivers is 100% accurate and optimized. Your drivers will have everything they need to make it to their stops on time, so you can keep your customers happy and maintain a good reputation.


About author: Dominic Walker

Dominic Walker works as a content marketer as part of Route4Me’s worldwide remote workforce. A teacher of over 15 years, Dom knows how to break complex ideas down to the very basics and explain them in a digestible way. He loves answering questions, so if you’re wondering about route optimization, jazz guitar, or how to land a fat bass, Dom is your guy.