Same-day delivery is one of the hottest commodities in the logistics industry, and through tech and innovative strategies, it has become more accessible than ever.
For both individuals and businesses which deliver items across town within hours, this phenomenon represents a great opportunity to build a healthy operations infrastructure based on efficiency and growth.
In case you’re not aware of the many use cases same-day delivery offers, CarPal highlights some of our favourite ways people are using our services everyday!
1. Flowers on demand
One of the most popular use cases for same-day delivery is flower delivery. Consumers want their bouquets freshly cut and delivered quickly, making the flower delivery business difficult to manage.
According to A Better Florist, “consumers just want to quickly order flowers from the website, or a smartphone on-the-go, and to cater to this, flower companies have to devise a trustworthy and efficient delivery system that enables consumers to receive flowers on the same day.”
Before companies like CarPal, traditional flower shops were forced to hire drivers and rent vans, making a costly investment in delivery networks so they could service their own orders. But today, florists can simply tap on a delivery partner to do their deliveries, while they focus on preparing the bouquets on time for their clients!
2. Online food delivery portals
Commerce looks a lot different than it did a decade ago and that’s mainly due to customers’ change in behaviour and expectations. We live in a world where convenience is appreciated and this is visible across so many markets.
Similar to the rise of e-commerce, it’s safe to say that there’s also been a growing trend in food delivery services which seem to be bypassing the traditional brick and mortar restaurants.
These online food portals heavily rely on same-day delivery for their business, but they often have too many steps to deal with before proceeding to the actual delivery workflow. A solution for them is a reliable delivery partner which takes the hurdles off their shoulders and managed their delivery operations from A to Z.
This means managing orders automatically, ensuring drivers are assigned to orders and that all these processes are done in a timely fashion.
3. Companies that work with high volumes
Due to unpredictable volume in orders, many small companies are faced with challenges and can easily lose out in the long-run due to the inability to fully-utilize their available resources.
For many of these companies, there are periods (Christmas, Chinese New Year) when there’s a surge in orders, and it can only mean that they wouldn’t be able to fulfil all the orders on time.
To improve this aspect and also keep their customers happy, such companies might need to come up with an alternative solution.
As you might be aware, the costs associated with investing in vehicles, hiring and managing staff quickly adds up during this period, so the best way to deal with the issue would be using a crowd-sourced solution.
Many of these issues can be solved with tech that helps partner companies, partner fleets and partner drivers to operate successfully in an open and flexible environment!
By partnering with an experienced delivery company, food companies, florists and bakeries can have the ability to meet their fulfilment rate and offer a great customer service to their clients.
CarPal’s same-day delivery service allows such businesses to effectively offer customer a topnotch service such as choice, speed and flexibility. By allowing businesses to easily plug into our dynamic delivery network, we offers you the ability to easily manage your operations whilst focusing on growth!