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Written by vWork
on May 02, 2024


n the fast-paced world of delivery services, staying ahead of trends is essential, as Roy Moody, vWork’s CEO, points out in a recent article in Australia’s Retail Biz Magazine:

"As technology continues to advance and consumer expectations evolve, the industry should be primed for change." 

So let's delve into the transformative trends shaping the delivery landscape in 2024 and beyond as highlighted in the article.

Customer Experience as a Competitive Advantage

In today's fiercely competitive marketplace, businesses are doubling down on enhancing the customer experience. With more transactions occurring online, the pressure on supply chains to deliver right up to the last mile has intensified. In the Retail Biz article, Roy Moody highlights;

"Today, focusing on the last mile as part of your core product and brand is likely to build a loyal customer base much faster than any ad campaign."

Continued development of route optimization

As cities become more urbanized optimizing routes becomes even more critical. The ability to create the most effective route for each delivery ensures drivers are both saving fuel, improving on-time delivery performance and increasing the RoI for every delivery vehicle.

In the article Roy explains: "In addition to having the right dispatch tech, companies are exploring strategies such as micro-fulfillment centres, shared delivery hubs and urban warehouses to reduce delivery time and costs.”

Sustainable Delivery Practices

Sustainability is no longer an option; it's a necessity. Consumers increasingly favor businesses with eco-friendly practices, such as green last-mile logistics. Major brands like Coles and Woolworths are leading the way in Australia with commitments to zero-emissions last-mile deliveries.

The Retail Biz article points out that EV fleet management can offer compelling cost-savings and improved operational efficiency along with the obvious environmental benefits.

Pinpoint GPS Accuracy

The Positioning Australia program promises significant improvements in location accuracy. This precision opens doors for businesses to enhance customer experiences and boost productivity. Roy emphasizes, "Pinpoint location accuracy will allow businesses to take their customer experiences up a level while boosting productivity through improved resource management."

2024 has brought forth some new opportunities and challenges in the delivery industry. Embracing these trends and leveraging technology is key to staying ahead of the curve. At vWork, we're committed to helping businesses navigate these changes - if you have a few minutes - let us show you how we can help your business to pave the way for the future of delivery services.

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