The 3 Biggest Trends Impacting Retail Logistics
For several years, the retail industry has been a leading contributor to the logistics industry worldwide. Americans, specifically, are obsessed with retail shopping, and this habit has grown even more in popularity with the increasing use of eCommerce.
If one thing is for sure, the retail shopping and shipping industries are not going anywhere, anytime soon, and should start preparing for even bigger projects in the future.
Here are the three most significant trends impacting retail logistics in 2021 and the years to come.
1. The Demand For Home Delivery
With the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the need for home delivery services and shipping was needed more than ever. Retailers not only please their customers when they deliver items promptly and to their doors, but they improve the speed and efficiency of their process as well.
2. Increased Mobile Commerce-Use
Almost every person worldwide has a cell phone these days, and now more than ever, they are acting more like portable computers. When computers became popular, eCommerce shopping grew in popularity, and now, mobile commerce is becoming the newest trend.
With this added ability to buy any product, at any time, from any device comes the increased shipping of goods. Companies must be prepared for the increasing amount of purchases made on the logistics side to get their products to customers ASAP.
3. Longer Holiday Shopping Season
It may seem hard to believe, but the holiday shopping season is right around the corner for some people. In 2017 it was reported by Statista that “more than one-third” shoppers planned to start their holiday shopping before Thanksgiving.
How does this affect shipping? Companies that have once planned to have extra trucks and employees during a specific season now need to plan year-round. Because the holiday shopping season is becoming an all-year event, businesses and logistics teams need to be prepared to increase their services.
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