Why call it same-day delivery and not last-mile?
Last-mile delivery refers to the last step of the classical retail supply chain, the product’s journey from a warehouse to the doorstep of the end-consumer. Zliide is anything but classical; we also focus only on local shops, the product’s journey from the physical store in your city to the doorstep of the end customer.
Is same-day delivery even relevant?
Well, you tell me. Let’s be honest; online shopping has been on the rise in the past few years. The customer shopping habits began to shout efficiency and omnichannel louder and louder. We saw the need for retailers to adapt.
Before the unfortunate events of 2020, brick-and-mortar was investing in Click & Collect as it has become a leading omnichannel solution, but with lockdown, consumer demand shifted heavily towards delivery.
Same-day delivery has a significant impact on the stores involved. Same day delivery can extend the reach and widen the demographic of a local store, help the physical store by benefiting from any increase in online transactions.
Thinks to consider
Naturally, there are some elements that retailers have to consider. If same-day delivery is such an obvious business opportunity, why aren’t more companies offering it? There are two main reasons why these companies failed to build a sustainable business model around it or were unable to scale while integrating various steps alongside the value chain.
Now that the world is more digitalized than ever, some steps such as live inventory, data, package labeling are all elements that can be seamlessly integrated.
It’s a Wrap!
It’s common knowledge that same-day delivery combines the convenience of online shopping with the immediate product access of stationary retail. Hence, it also seems reasonable to assume that same-day delivery will soon become standard for e-commerce.
Parcel logistics companies and fashion retailers are rethinking their traditional operational models so they can offer same-day delivery.
At Zliide, we strive for your customer convenience. There is no better way to do that than offering same-day delivery in a small 3-hour window. If you are interested in learning more about Zliide delivery+ and how you can update your delivery operation model, send us a message.