We are moving towards post-pandemic normalcy, but we have not attained it. The COVID-19 pandemic has transformed the perception of retailers towards on-demand deliveries.
An uptick in online demand for essentials has forced retailers to move towards on-demand hyperlocal deliveries to sustain their business.
The on-demand hyperlocal delivery model uses a digital platform to connect local offline business holders and customers. This model is affordable and convenient for local masses.
In this delivery model, the logistics provider acquires the requested product from nearby shops and delivers it to the clients.
Beauty, Salon Spa services etc
Plumbing, carpentry, electrician, gardening, etc
Babycare, senior care, caregiving, etc
Hyperlocal businesses run on the last-mile delivery within a particular locality. Here are some reasons for consumers to prefer a hyperlocal delivery model.
Businesses that wish to step into hyperlocal delivery models should follow a process-driven traditional model. Here are the steps to build a hyperlocal delivery model.
Makes optimal delivery route plans for inter-urban routes ridden with high traffic restrictions. Beyond reducing fuel costs, make last-mile logistics cost-effective.
Builds dynamic delivery route schedules that reduce cost pressures arising from free shipping.
Factors in delivery constraints like driver skill set, vehicle capacity and delivery windows etc. before allocating deliveries. It makes the rider allocation process simple and efficient.
Minimizes the time spent on the road for the fleet, thereby saving idling costs and reducing maintenance time.
Helps logistics managers handle multiple and complex delivery schedules during peak delivery periods efficiently. It enables them to develop a convenient and cost-effective reverse logistics process.
On-demand hyperlocal delivery model has helped retailers to match their sales goals with recent customer trends. The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated many retail businesses to adopt this delivery model.
Locus Delivery Logistics software provides dynamic delivery route plans that make on-demand deliveries efficient. It helps businesses in the hyperlocal delivery model to utilize the limited available resources and maximize their fleet performance. It minimizes the failed deliveries and wait times, thereby enhancing customer experience.
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