As the world is still grappling with the coronavirus, meal-kit delivery has thrived. The scenario wasn’t so before the pandemic. But with a significant number of people working from home, meal-kit services have finally found the right audience.

What is a meal-kit delivery?

Meal kit delivery is a subscription-based business model where companies send ready-to-cook fresh ingredients for recipes that customers can make at home.

Challenges of Meal-kit deliveries

Increased logistics pressure has been the biggest obstacle for meal-kit companies. These challenges include:

Maintaining Delivery windows

Consumers want their meal-kits to be delivered within the preferred time slots. Meeting delivery time windows with on-ground constraints like traffic is the biggest challenge.

Maintaining Delivery windows
Customer Retention

Customer Retention

The continuously changing customer preferences and increasing competitors, make it challenging to build a sustainable customer base.

Burgeoning Last-mile delivery costs

The toughest hurdle to crack for meal-kit companies is to balance expectations of ‘hangry’ customers while also minimizing their last-mile delivery costs.

Burgeoning Last-mile delivery costs

Delivery optimization software: The perfect ingredient for a successful last-mile delivery

Many meal-kit companies lose customers and exit the market because they are unable to handle costs. A delivery optimization solution helps them reduce costs in the following ways:

Dynamic Route Planning

Dynamic Route Planning

It helps meal-kit companies come up with optimal routes for drivers without disturbing their scheduled deliveries.

Real-time visibility

Real-time visibility

It enables meal-kit companies to track on-ground movement of their fleet and also glean insights past, present and future rides. It also helps companies give tracking links to customers.

Effective dispatch planning

Effective dispatch planning

It helps meal-kit companies to execute on-demand dispatch planning, maximizing the number of tasks and reducing idle time.

Location Intelligence

Location Intelligence

It helps meal-kit companies to obtain precise location information from flawed address data, leaving no room for error.

Safe deliveries

Safe deliveries

The Electronic Proof of Delivery software minimizes unnecessary paperwork and validates completed deliveries with zero physical contact.

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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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100+ Years
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