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Rising demand for furniture online has exposed some serious gaps in the supply chains of the furniture retail industry. As a result, furniture retailers are facing immense pressure to optimize their logistics and maintain their brand reputation in a fiercely competitive space. This whitepaper is a deep dive into how furniture retail logistics has evolved from its early stages to meet the challenges of the present.

Key Takeaways from the Whitepaper

Big-box retailers and e-commerce platforms that sell furniture are posing a huge threat to traditional furniture retailers. In a pandemic-locked world, traditional retailers need to meet the demands of both online and physical channels, and simultaneously ramp up their logistics capabilities to satisfy steep customer expectations. In this whitepaper, we look at:

  • Challenges in furniture retail today: With customers looking for convenient, transparent and faster deliveries, furniture brands are struggling to cope. And the coronavirus pandemic has done little to help. Know more about the crucial problems plaguing the furniture retail industry.

  • The evolution of furniture retail: From being a market dominated solely by family-owned enterprises to buying furniture through app-based transactions, the furniture retail industry has come a long way. Explore its evolution through an interactive timeline.

  • Supply chain challenges: Furniture retail brands should prioritize countering their short-term and long-term supply chain challenges to maintain their competitive advantage during this pandemic. Get to know the challenges that they must take into account.

  • Solutions to supply chain challenges: If supply chain challenges are unsolved during this pandemic, a furniture retailer can fall short of meeting consumer expectations, and put its brand reputation at stake. Find out how top furniture brands counter these supply chain challenges with innovative solutions.

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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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