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 [...]
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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 [...]
The average customer expects to get their order delivered in 4.8 days. This delivery time is down from 2012 when the expectation was 5.5 days. In a world of instant gratification, to be competitive, you need to reduce your shipping time. The problem is, the faster you ship, the more expensive it gets. This becomes complicated when you also factor in customers wanting cheap or free shipping. This results in a big chunk taken out of your bottom line. To stay competitive, you need to start using final mile delivery. Want to know more? Keep reading! What Does Final Mile Mean? The final [...]
Going by a Statista report, E-commerce sales are expected to hit $4.5 trillion in 2021. This underscores the role of a final mile delivery service to a business. Customer's expectations are at an all-time high. They expect great quality goods and very short delivery time as well. What Is Last Mile Delivery Service? Last mile delivery or last mile distribution is the transport of goods from the transportation hub to the final destination. The final destination is typically a customer’s private residence. Some companies go the extra mile and help customers unpack, or place items in different parts of the house. The focus [...]