What is Direct-to-Consumer Selling?

Direct-to-Consumer retail is a fast-track method of reaching consumers, skipping middlemen involved in the distribution process.

Traditional Retail VS Direct-to-Consumer Retail

Traditional Retail

Manufacturer

Manufacturer

Wholesaler

Wholesaler

Distributor

Distributor

Retailer

Retailer

Consumer

Consumer

Direct-to-Consumer Retail

Manufacturer

Manufacturer

Advertising / Website

Advertising / Website

Consumer

Consumer

What are the Benefits of the D2C Model?

Cost-effective distribution

Cost-effective distribution

Fortifies brand-consumer relationship

Fortifies brand-consumer relationship

Faster last-mile operations

Faster last-mile operations

Top Trends In the Direct-to-Consumer Market

D2C E-commerce market is soaring

D2C E-commerce market is soaring

In 2019, D2C E-commerce sales reached $14.28 billion in the US. In 2020, eMarketer forecasts that sales will grow by 24.3%, to $17.75 billion.

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Consumers want to buy directly from brands

59% of consumers prefer to search for products directly on the manufacturer’s website, with 55% preferring to make purchases the same way.

Personalized shopping offers are a must

Personalized shopping offers are a must

Direct-to-Consumer brands are using the power of analytics to study consumer shopping, search, and browsing history to offer personalized product options, delivery timings, and customer experience.

Safe doorstep delivery is a top priority

Safe doorstep delivery is a top priority

73.6% of consumers report that efficient doorstep delivery is most important to the overall shopping experience.

Subscription-based selling is on the rise

Subscription-based selling is on the rise

By 2023, 75% of D2C brands are expected to offer subscription services. Subscription models allow brands to sell a monthly bundle of regularly bought staples and household products to consumers.

Consumers seek greater visibility

Consumers seek greater visibility

51% of consumers want real-time visibility into the status of their orders and expect to be well-informed about their order shipping, transit, and delivery details.

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How can Locus help manage your logistics?

  • Locus’ proprietary geocoding engine converts the fuzziest of the addresses into precise geographical coordinates thereby helping your on-ground executives locate addresses easily.
  • Digitize all your operational variables such as fleets, delivery persons, etc to come up with the best route plan every day.
  • Track your orders in real-time with the Locus Live Dashboard. Locus’ last-mile delivery app Locus On The Road (LOTR) helps delivery partners process orders.
  • Visualize and tweak your scheduled plans via three key metrics— geography, time, & vehicle(fleet)—with a birds-eye view of your entire operations.
  • Build your own reports and analyze important parameters that you need to make key decisions.

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