Learn how to reduce your last-mile delivery costs without affecting delivery.
Last-mile delivery challenges have only increased with online shopping hitting an all-time high. Learn how to overcome the challenges.
The year 2020 could have given any popular sci-fi movie a run for their money. Most of what was only mere imagination has now become a reality, thanks to this past year. Remember those sci-fi movies where robots do all biddings for humans? One way it is almost coming true is through delivery drones and […]
It’s a no-brainer that a superior last-mile experience helps engage and retain customers and encourages repetitive purchases. In fact, reports say that happy customers pay higher delivery charges for fast delivery service and purchase more frequently. But, making a seamless last-mile delivery is easier said than done. The last-mile is the most expensive link in […]
Consumer requirements have changed. Today, most shoppers want their orders to arrive at their doorsteps on the same day or even the same hour, whether it is a hot meal kit, fresh food, groceries, clothes, or furniture. According to a report by Temando, 80% of shoppers surveyed want same-day shipping and 61% want their packages […]
With consumers expecting same-day delivery from all companies, and especially those with an ecommerce presence, the majority of consumers are continuously dissatisfied with their delivery experience. The top causes of dissatisfaction- as highlighted in a Capgemini report– are (1) no same-day delivery, (2) high delivery prices, and (3) late deliveries. So as a business owner […]
The last mile is the most expensive and least efficient segment in supply chain management. It currently accounts for 28% of total delivery costs, and the increasing demand for next-day and same-day deliveries is making last mile delivery even more challenging. But, why is final mile delivery inefficient? Well, it might be due to the difficulty […]
Retail and eCommerce seem at odds with each other. To shop at a retail store, you need to actually get up and go somewhere. The advantage, though, is that you get to evaluate products with your own eyes before you purchase them. That’s not the case with eCommerce. You must rely on pictures published by […]
Back in January 2016, the boss of Google X’s Project Wing, David Vos, said that his team would have fully-functional delivery drones ready in as soon as one year. Well, that didn’t happen. It’s been over a year, and there aren’t any delivery drones flying around in public (apparently, that’s part of the reason why Vos got fired). […]
The final mile can be quite expensive. Just in case you’re not well-versed in supply chain management lingo, the “final mile” refers to the last leg of the delivery process. This is when goods are moved from a regional transportation hub to the customer’s actual location. According to a recent Honeywell report, the final mile is responsible […]