If your business has been growing and expanding over the years, you’ve probably realized that times are changing. One to two-week-long deliveries are no longer the default, accepted option when it comes to shipping speed. Consumers now want the items they purchase online as soon as possible. The growing expectation is that deliveries should be next or even same-day. Final mile delivery services are your answer to resolving this important customer need. Read on to learn all about final mile delivery and how this service can benefit your business for the longterm! What is Final Mile Delivery? Final or last-mile [...]
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The Internet's been both a blessing and a curse for business owners. It's a blessing, as it opens our businesses up to a much wider audience than we would have otherwise. It's a curse in that customers have higher expectations than they've ever had before. They expect more service, higher quality, and they expect it faster than ever. 80% of consumers expect same-day delivery. This is especially true of millennial and younger generations who've grown up with eCommerce. If you want to remain competitive, you need to consider same-day delivery. That's where final mile services come in. Not every business [...]
Last-mile deliveries are a growing need for small business owners across the country. Retail giants like Amazon exponentially increase customer expectations. But your business can compete. With the right shipping strategy, you can profit in the age of instant gratification. Check out these 10 hacks to keep the pace of innovation for last-mile deliveries. 10 Strategies for Last-Mile Deliveries The rush to beat competitors can leave the quality of last-mile delivery services lacking. Here are ten ways to offer a great customer experience when your drivers are scrambling to beat the clock. 10. Update Routes Siri doesn't know everything. Always double check [...]
The e-commerce industry is expected to reach $735 billion by 2023 due to the fact that 42% of US consumers shop online. If you have a store online, then you need to keep track of e-commerce logistics trends. By staying on top of trends, you can ensure your business stays competitive. That way, your orders continue to grow, and your business builds. Do you know these eight trends that you should implement? 1. It's Time to Get Mobile Mobile internet browsing surpassed desktop usage back in 2016. So today, businesses that sell online need to make mobile optimization a priority. Not to [...]
There are 9.1 billion square feet of warehouse space in the United States. But all of that storage space is in high demand, which means renting warehouse space can get expensive. So it is imperative that you optimize the use of your warehouse — that way, your inventory storage is optimized for the most efficient process. When was the last time you evaluated how your warehouse and inventory storage? We have eight tips to help you manage your warehouse efficiently. 1. Reevaluate Your Warehouse Design Take a look at the layout of your warehouse. It should facilitate a smooth process and [...]
Ever wondered how much mail the United States Postal Service (USPS) processes? According to their website, they deliver about 484.8 million on a daily basis. They do this by employing more than 75,000 letter carriers that drive to neighborhoods and deliver mail. This makes the USPS the top choice when it comes to logistics, bar none. It also means they have leverage on how much they charge. Cutting costs on shipping might help you save a lot if you’re a business that relies on eCommerce. But you should also consider using a third party delivery service to help. After all, more often [...]
About 56 percent of online consumers below the age of 34 expect same day delivery when shopping.Today, the timely delivery of consumer goods is no longer a luxury. However, order fulfillment is a taxing and challenging process, especially for small businesses.In spite of this, many players have disrupted the market by delivering goods to customers in ways that seemed impossible before. This is where last mile delivery comes in.So what is last mile delivery? Read on to find out how it works, why your firm needs to adopt it, and how it benefits your business. What Is Last Mile Delivery?When a customer places an [...]
There’s no denying that online shopping continues to dominate the market. Amazon alone already generated over $258 billion in revenue in 2018. Think about the combined profits from all other online retailers. However, this also means your business now faces even tighter competition. More businesses move to the online landscape. One way to stand out is to provide better customer service, such as offering final mile carrier service. Get the product straight to the buyer’s door. Are you ready to know what to look for in a final mile delivery service? Excited to discover more and implement it in your business plan? [...]
Among consumers aged 18-34, 56% expect to have same-day delivery. As the demand for faster, more accurate delivery service grows, courier companies have to find new ways of keeping up the supply. Delivery driver GPS is one way that courier services can improve their efficiency and keep customers happy. If you're in the courier service industry, GPS is one of many improving technologies that you should invest in. What was once a luxury is quickly becoming a necessity for tracking and managing your fleet and maintaining excellent customer service. Keep reading to learn more about GPS in the delivery service industry and [...]
How exactly do you ship large items? Whether you're moving your home cross-country or you're sending your mom a gift, shipping large items always conjures feelings of dread for the shipper. How do you package it to avoid damage? Should you expedite it with a priority service? What are the weight restrictions? And, most importantly, how much is it going to cost? These are all valid questions. In this article, we're going to try to answer all these questions and more. Shipping large items don't have to cause you headaches. Follow these steps and your package should get there in [...]