Time pressures encourage collaboration for solving last mile delivery

 

Time pressures encourage collaboration for solving last mile delivery

Feb 5, 2018

In the US it seems that smaller retailers are banding together to overcome the longer general parcel delivery times they experience compared to the larger players who control their own delivery fleets. “At the moment, many smaller retailers are still operating a 12-day timescale for free delivery in the US. They need to reduce that to three to five days’ delivery time in order to compete with the bigger players. But they know it will cost a lot if they go it alone. If they partner up, there are a lot of opportunities for them to piggyback on each other” says Matthew Powers, JLL Executive VP, JLL Retail Distribution Practice, U.S.

At PostTag we know that it’s what happens in the last mile delivery area that can make or break the profitability of a sale. Getting the deliveries to the right address first time could help keep delivery and total cost down. With less fuel wasted and less time spent on each delivery retailers can now be armed with the tools to help the couriers drive prices down, in both rural and urban areas.

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Stu Lewin