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The Latest Trends In The Courier Service Industry

Tuesday, 14 September 2021 at 17:01

THE LATEST TRENDS IN THE COURIER SERVICE INDUSTRY

All industries throughout the world are experiencing change, especially in this day and age – it could be advances in technology or even a complete reassessment of the services they provide. The same day courier service industry is no different.

Here are several changes and technological advances which are emerging in the transport world and how they can be of an advantage to you or your business in the near future.

Eco-Friendly Logistics

These days, many people are thinking about how they can reduce their impact on the environment, and the courier industry is no different. With consumers today showing a preference for partnering with businesses and brands that are working to reduce their impact on the environment, eco-friendly logistics is more than just a talking point – it’s a growing imperative, and we’re seeing a huge increase in the use of electric vehicles carrying out the delivery parcels the world over.

Real Time Tracking

Courier companies can offer their customers the facility to see where their packages are in real-time using GPS. This allows them to see the exact location of their package, meaning they know more or less to the minute when their parcel will be delivered. When it comes to high-priority deliveries, this provides real peace of mind, especially if the delivery is time-sensitive or urgent.

Last Mile Delivery

The last mile delivery is obviously the final step of the process. If you were to talk to an online retailer or business owner – they’d probably tell you that the last mile is the part of the delivery that they get most nervous about, making sure the parcel is delivered to the right address and the correct person. Now courier companies are helping them solve those concerns by providing logistics, cross-docking, and other, efficient management software that ensures that there aren’t mistakes in the delivery process.

Delivery Drone

Drone delivery is absolutely amazing! In the past courier companies may have struggled with the delivery of goods to remote locations, meaning that their customers would be missing out on sales due to not being able to deliver those far, outlying areas. Because of the advanced technology of drone delivery, this is now becoming possible and companies like Amazon are already using them. Keep an eye on the sky for a drone delivery near you!

On-Demand Delivery Service

In this day and age of “I want it yesterday”, same day courier services are expanding past this service and providing a more instant, on-demand delivery. This allows customers to receive their delivery as near to ‘instantly’ as possible, sometimes within an hour of placing their online shopping order.

The courier industry is changing fast to meet the growing demands of the global economy. Keep a lookout for the things mentioned above as they continue to change the retail delivery industry over the years.

If in the meantime you think there’s anything we, at Greg Paulson Same Day Couriers can assist you with when it comes to your transport requirements, please feel free to get in touch with us on 0161 436 3296 or at enquiries@gregpaulsoncourier.co.uk, we’d be pleased to help.

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