A news feature by GeekWire reported that deliveries in cities is growing, especially with same-day or next-day shipping, with proof by Amazon on its 65 million Prime customers. Customers are getting their packages faster and online retailers are making more money, but what’s happening to the middle man as delivery times decrease?
In a new report by CBRE, online shopping is evidently on the rise and has arguably transformed the logistics industry. Companies are moving into smaller sites closer to city centers. Basically, the article argues that same-day and next-day delivery is literally reshaping how warehouses look. In order to fit into to urban areas, fulfillment centers are getting smaller and more prevalent. The most notable examples are tech startups such as Bringg and Deliv. Bringg offers consumers real-time tracking information for their package, while allowing distributors to dispatch and manage orders from the web. With the service, drivers can interact directly with both customers and distributors.
“The same way you track your Uber or Lyft, you can now watch your package arrive”, the article argues.
Fetchr is the Middle East equivalent, and we are anticipating more in the region generally.
For more information, visit http://www.geekwire.com/2017/report-faster-deliveries-open-market-tech-startups-reshape-logistics-industry/