Developing an e-commerce market along with seamlessly connected technology will empower service providers to offer real-time delivery of packages. Smart apps and solutions based on crowdsourced platforms are the present disruptive technologies in last mile delivery…
The accomplishment of last mile logistics has become imperative for all kinds of small and large sized retailers. Even Walmart, the largest competitor of Amazon struggled with order fulfillment during last year’s holiday season despite the fact that Walmart has comprehensive infrastructure…
Recent studies indicate that up to 50 percent of parcel delivery cost is directly attributable to the last mile. On this basis, only delivery on the first attempt makes a journey profitable.
How has the invention of the smartphone changed the handheld mobile computer market in the Postal Industry? Helen Norman reports in the latest version of Post and Parcel Technology International magazine on the subject.
The situation in the Postal and Parcel business is changing fast. The demand for distribution of letters, which in fact has been core business for most Postal companies since hundreds of years back, is declining. At the same time the demand for parcel delivery is rising fast. A new business logic may be required.
Living in a sharing economy, on-demand services have driven the 21st-century lifestyle. We want services that can provide us with what we want, as soon as possible and exactly the way we want it. Ten or fifteen years ago, many of the services that we have today would have seemed absurd.
Customer expectations from e-commerce merchants have increased a lot, especially when it comes to delivery management. Customers want fast delivery, the ability to track and trace their products, be updated in real-time, and when the product will reach their doorstep.
Did you know that almost every American has shopped online, at least once in their lives? It’s true. According to BigCommerce, a whopping 96 percent of Americans shop online, and most them prefer online shopping from eCommerce platforms rather than buying from physical stores.
With a market share of 44% of the American e-commerce market in 2017, the founder, chairman and CEO of Amazon, Jeff Bezos, has dethroned Microsoft founder, Bill Gates, as one of the richest men in the world. This is not entirely surprising considering how fast his company has grown since it was founded.
Spurred by fast-growing interest in e-commerce shopping, last mile logistics and transportation are flourishing worldwide. However, driver shortages make it difficult for many logistic companies to meet growing demand. What can modern IT offer to mitigate this problem?