In the past, goods could take days or even months to get to clients. But today, technology is changing the way goods are delivered. The delivery sector of the eCommerce industry is undergoing dramatic developments.
1. Route Planning:
The delivery sector is all about movement punctuated by distance and time. The delivery is said to be fast and efficient if the time at which goods are delivered is optimal. Today, with sophisticated satellites and gadgets, goods are getting to the consumers at faster rates. This means that distances are covered at such little time, roadworks and congestions are anticipated and therefore routes are effectively planned.
2. Improved Tracking:
Today, several online stores provide tracking services to customers. While this was not so in the past, stores have been helped by technology to offer this service and they do it with their full chests. Goods are not only in transit, customers can see the movement of their goods precisely and accurately through sophisticated gadgets. Estimates can therefore be made and while they go about their daily lives, they know when to receive their goods without much ado.
3. Delivery Flexibility:
As technology rises, more things are getting done in simpler and effective ways. Delivery today is so flexible that a client can arrange for goods to be stored in the nearest storage facility in the event he won’t be able to pick them up himself. This was not so in the past. There were no flexibilities back then and goods most times got lost en route to delivery. Indeed most goods never got delivered.
4. Greater Choice:
We have lived to a point where several choices can be made to our goods. We can decide the weight of our goods and not just be offered any weight against our choice. Aside from that, we can decide the colour we want, the dimension and size, and other features provided by the stores. Most stores do this by allowing customers to filter goods on their websites and sort through prices any way they want it.
5. Lower Prices:
If you have never witnessed when shipping costs were so outrageous, you would never appreciate the simplicity and cheapness of today’s shipping cost. Shipping costs today are so cheap compared to the past. And this is due to the advent of technology. Less time is spent on delivery, which means less shipping cost is slapped on goods.
6. Return Policy:
Not only is shipping made efficient, returns are likewise very flexible. Defaulted goods can always be returned. Customers who do not love a product due to a reason or another can always return the goods and get their full money back.
If you need to know how technology has benefited the world, you only need to look at the delivery sector and you’ll see how immense technology has enhanced the world.