IdyaFlow breaking down the 'Last Mile Delivery'

Posted by IdyaFlow on January 5th, 2021

With online commerce booming, businesses are challenged in the ‘Last Mile Delivery’ challenges. Over 50% of the total delivery cost is incurred by the “last mile’. 

Last Mile is explained simply as the delivery of products from the local warehouse to final delivery destination. It is the last leg of the supply chain management process where the product is packaged and delivered to the customer destination. According to online commerce reports, over Billion was spent on picking, packing and last mile delivery. 

Crowd-Sourced On-Demand Delivery

Traditionally, the last mile has faced two main challenges: price and speed. Consumers want their products to be delivered to their destination within a short period of time for a minimum cost. The consumer expectations are very high and online retailers are open to creative and innovative solutions to meet the demand. 

Online commerce both retailers and restaurants are engaging with on-demand fleet services using crowd-sourced delivery services. Using these on-demand Delivery marketplace platforms, they are able to build flexible logistic services enabling them to expand their delivery capacity based on the demand. 

The Delivery marketplace platform does not replace their traditional delivery model, but these on-demand delivery models will augment to meet the urgent delivery requests during peak periods. This option is cheaper than a full traditional fleet service.

Traceability & Tracking

The Delivery marketplace platforms should provide customers with apps to track their packages and online businesses to trace the proof of delivery easily. The crowd-sourced delivery platforms should have a 2-way reputation system to allow customers to provide userful reviews to help eliminate inefficiencies and improve the delivery process.

Not to mention, the introduction of autonomous vehicles and drones will dominate the last mile space to meet the ever changing customer needs and expectations.

IdyaFlow is a Marketplace-as-a-Service software. We help you launch a fully functional delivery marketplace to connect your online businesses to connect with on-demand delivery service providers in a few days ready to generate revenue.

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