My, how the world is changing. A huge part of America’s top 5 retailers’ financial success is their ability to deliver the goods. Because technology has society sooo connected with expectations of instantaneous results, retailers now depend on their delivery services to gain the competitive advantage over their competition.
While FedEx, UPS and the US Postal service have long enjoyed the lion’s share of delivery service profits, companies like Amazon are figuring out ways to do it quicker, with greater efficiency. For example, not only does Amazon have a fleet of owned trucks & airplanes, but it also pays ‘gig workers’ $18 to $25 per hour to deliver packaged from their personal vehicles. And, lately for a $10,000 investment Amazon is vetting entrepreneurs as Delivery Service Partners – to develop their own businesses by recruiting & hiring drivers, while leasing Amazon Prime trucks. Hmmm…sounds like an opportunity!
Coupled with e-commerce, expedient delivery is what’s up. It’s more than traditional retailers. Check the number of supermarkets & restaurants (even McDonalds) who have expanded their services with delivery. Making delivery charges/fees attractive to consumers makes the difference between winning and struggling to find the balance.
“Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one receives the prize? So run that you may obtain it.” 1st Corinthians 9:24 ESV
In all you do…B. Lifted!