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It is no secret that last-mile delivery has evolved over the years. Just about two decades ago, the only way to get your package was to wait at home for the delivery person to show up. But these days, there are all sorts of different options for receiving your package. You can have it delivered to your home, workplace, or even a collection point like a retail store or an automated parcel locker. This is especially convenient if you are not going to be at home when the delivery arrives.
With this in mind, our media partner, Parcel Monitor has taken a closer look at the development of last-mile delivery, discussing how technological advancements have led to the emergence of some of the more unconventional techniques.
Key highlights of the study include:
- The changing landscape of last-mile delivery
- Challenges in last-mile delivery logistics: i) Lack of capacity to carry out same-day deliveries, ii) Insufficient real-time visibility, iii) Increasing carbon footprint
- The traditional route vs. alternative delivery methods, namely click-and-collect options and drones & courier robots
Check out the full article here to find out more!
About Parcel Monitor
Parcel Monitor is a community initiated by e-commerce logistics enthusiasts at Parcel Perform. We aim to inspire the e-commerce logistics ecosystem to create a better delivery experience for everyone.
Parcel Monitor offers free parcel tracking across 900+ carriers globally on a single platform. Leveraging on our data and technology, we capture consumer trends, provide market visibility and derive industry insights while fostering collaboration across the entire e-commerce industry.