Rohan Thambrahalli, chief executive officer of UpstartWorks, explains how direct fulfillment can serve as a valuable alternative to traditional means of shipping online purchases to customers, especially with the coming of the peak shopping season.
Every year around this time, carriers, distributors and logistics providers gear up for the coming peak holiday shopping season, on which shippers depend for a large portion of their annual revenue. This year, however, is different, thanks to the coronavirus pandemic and resulting economic freefall.
A strange phenomenon has emerged near Amazon delivery stations and Whole Foods stores: smartphones dangling from trees. Contract delivery drivers are putting them there to get a jump on rivals seeking orders.
The latest news, analysis, services and systems regarding last-mile delivery and its impact within global supply chains. Today’s companies are transporting and delivering perishables and manufactured goods in a more timely and efficient manner than ever before thanks, in part, to the boom in e-commerce. New services and technologies for last-mile delivery are transforming the way companies do business — and allowing them to stay ahead of the competition in their industries. As these services continue to evolve, businesses are discovering new ways to increase efficiency and cut costs. Learn how companies are using last-mile delivery solutions to power their supply chains.
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