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How is technology affecting the delivery industry?

Written by Contributor, on 20th Sep 2017. Posted in General

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The delivery industry is no exception to the changes in technology. Nowadays, customers expect minute for minute updates on the whereabouts of their package and how long it is expected to reach them. In order to accommodate for increased delivery demand, couriers have to take advantage of technologic advancements when they can in order to grow. Quick parcel delivery doesn’t break the bank either. There are cheap parcel delivery services available for all your needs, whether you need to send a last-minute Christmas gift to arrive the next day or need to send a batch of orders half way across the world. Find out how technology is affecting the delivery industry below:

There’s no longer need to sit by your post box since advanced technology has eliminated vague delivery estimates. There’s nothing more frustrating than receiving an estimated delivery slot of between 8 and 10 hours, but now you don’t have to worry. Couriers can narrow it down to the hour or even the minute these days so you know when to expect a knock at the door. Customers aren’t the only people who benefit from this. Businesses don’t have to worry about non-deliveries and in return will receive fewer negative customer experiences.

We have already seen an improved selection of shipping options, but in the future there could be even more! Once upon a time, next day delivery or even same day delivery was not an option. Now we can order online up until midnight to receive our goods the following morning. Since the drone craze unfolded in 2015, Amazon has started experimenting using drones to deliver parcels to your door and imagine that packages could be delivered to your home in 30 minutes or less in the near future!

Driverless cars may affect the delivery industry sooner than we think. A number of companies have already tried and tested driverless cards on the road and the advancement continues to be developed overseas in the US. Even though a driver will need to be present inside a driverless truck or van under the current law, they could rest while the vehicle is on the move and focus on delivery parcels to people’s doors to save time between transit and delivery and improve safety since the

Just like knowing when are parcel will arrive, we can now track our parcel down to the second it touches your door mat. Large courier services including the likes of TNT UK have begun to equip their vehicles with GPS positioning systems to allow customers to get an instant insight to their parcels location within minutes.

Thanks to technology, it’s easier than ever to order goodies from anywhere in the world. With better communication, the days of waiting at home for your parcel to arrive are no longer an issue. 

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