From your store to their door: should your business offer same day delivery?

With Amazon now offering same day delivery in 29 markets, retailers are wondering if they should offer same day delivery? It can seem like a daunting task. Those last few miles stretching between your store and your customer’s door have always been a difficult gap to bridge.

Luckily, it’s never been simpler than with Deliv. Here are a few things to consider when deciding whether you should be offering same day delivery.

 

Market Trends (It’s important!)

From TV shows to local dog-walkers, it seems like everything is more rapidly available than it’s ever been––just a few clicks away. As we continue towards this on-demand-everything future, more and more companies will have to embrace the immediacy that consumers are beginning to expect. Analyzing these larger market trends can help decide whether you should adopt same day delivery.

If you’re in a consumer-facing industry, same day delivery is quickly becoming the new standard. With companies like Amazon redefining retail expectations, it has been reported that nearly 62% of consumers expect a same day delivery option. McKinsey predicts that by 2025, same day delivery will account for 20% of all deliveries. Here’s a few other stats about same day delivery that you should know.

While same day delivery might be changing retail the fastest, it can just as easily be adopted by companies in a number of markets––and it’s these trends that you’ll want to be keeping your finger on. Having the freedom and ability to move items around town is changing the way everyone is doing business

 

Feasibility (It can be easy!)

In order to deliver items around town same day, businesses were once required to invest in vehicles, drivers, and a slew of new processes or pay for a network of expensive couriers. Running a business is difficult enough without having to optimize delivery routes and maintain the customer experience through the process. Needless to say, in the past, same day delivery hadn’t been feasible or cost effective for many businesses.

Luckily, the barriers of delivery are substantially lower nowadays. Now, you just need local inventory – in stores, local warehouses, or even mobile vans. If you want to offer same day delivery via your e-commerce site, you also want to make sure that your e-commerce site is connected to the local inventory.

 

Deliv has taken the entire process of creating a delivery network and made it available for businesses and individuals to plug into conveniently and affordably. Retailers can schedule deliveries thru Deliv’s website, or integrate with Deliv to offer same day delivery directly from their own website. We offer everything from package tracking to convenient delivery windows, making same day delivery more feasible than ever.

With access to the latest transportation technology, anyone can schedule a delivery and ensure they’re providing the best experience for their customers.

 

Schedule a Deliv today or contact us for more information.

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