3 Challenges of On-Demand Deliveries and How to Overcome Them with Loop
On-demand deliveries are gaining traction worldwide, with the industry set to soar to a whopping $75 billion by 2030. Modern consumers are not only interested in ordering what they want, but they also want it in the quickest possible time. Logistics and courier companies wishing to stay on the map must keep up with the rising pressure to fulfil on-demand delivery expectations . While the landscape is fraught with challenges, delivery applications like Loop can streamline the process and ensure timely delivery.
Challenges with On-Demand Deliveries
Below, we’ll explore four challenges with on-demand deliveries and how Loop can mitigate these difficulties and get you back on track.
- Route Optimisation
The Problem: Finding the best route for multiple on-demand deliveries in various locations can be a pretty stressful undertaking. Without technological support, route planning becomes a time-consuming headache and can result in drivers not fulfilling their order quotas. Added to this fact, manual research and route planning takes hours to complete and doesn’t factor in potential road disruptions, closures, or delays.
How Loop Helps: The driver interface offers delivery drivers turn-by-turn navigation and plans the most time-efficient routes based on all the destinations they need to get to. Since Loop uses GPS technology and other technological mechanisms, it can also pick up possible delays and reroute drivers accordingly. This saves drivers a great deal of time and ensures that client orders arrive when you say they will.
2. Client Satisfaction
The Problem: Clients expect speedy deliveries and want to know when they will arrive. Some logistics companies still use outdated systems, which simply tell clients the day of delivery and give them an extensive delivery window in which they must be available. This system becomes tricky for those who need to attend meetings, go to the office, or get on with their day.
How Loop Helps: Loop has a transparent client portal where customers can get real-time updates on the status of their delivery and the driver’s ETA. This means the app can quickly and effectively relay important messages to customers, always keeping them in the Loop. This communicative element makes customers feel respected since their time and orders are valued.
3. Fleet Management
The Problem: Managing numerous vehicles from one place can be stressful, to say the least. When fleets operate manually without automated support, keeping track of their whereabouts or making insight-backed decisions about delivery routes, drivers, vehicle safety, and vehicle wear and tear can be challenging. This can end up costing companies more money and result in fleet mismanagement.
How Loop Helps: Loop’s manager app gives managers a bird’s-eye view of all vehicles, allowing them to track all drivers and all on-demand deliveries. Loop gives management clear insight into what’s working and what isn’t, enabling them to make fleet improvements fast.
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