Ensuring That Orders Reach Your Customers Efficiently
Thanks to the growth of eCommerce and multi-channel selling, mastering the logistics of delivering items to your customers is more important than ever. Every stage of the process, from packaging and leaving the warehouse to reaching your customer is vital, but the last mile delivery element is perhaps more crucial than most. After all, this is the step that completes the order fulfillment process.
In a fierce business arena where even the slightest of margins can make all the difference, getting this aspect of the operation under control is pivotal. Mako Freight makes it easier than ever.
What Exactly Is Last Mile Delivery?
Last mile delivery is a term that relates to the final leg of the shipping process. Sometime’s it’s also referred to LTL or “less than a truckload”. While the title suggests it is the last mile, it actually covers the process from leaving the distribution center or facility until it reaches the end user. In many cases, this could last for anything up to 100 miles, although it is almost always exclusive to road networks rather than taking in air or sea travel. (Utilizing a large box truck network, this is where Mako Freight shines.)
While it is easy to overlook this part of the delivery process, it should be noted that last mile logistics count for nearly 30% of the overall costs relating to deliveries. Moreover, the quality and efficiency of this element will have a telling impact on the number of deliveries that can be made along with the overall happiness of the clients, especially if they are tracking the delivery of their goods.
The fact that many modern consumers are all about instant results, many are happy to pay a premium for better last mile logistics, particularly for same day or instant delivery. This is something that businesses can use as a major selling point too. Last mile delivery is now a major factor for global giants, but small-to-midsize businesses should embrace it too.
Why Do You Need Last Mile Delivery?
In a situation where your business is in constant competition with its competitors, there is no other choice but to go the extra mile in terms of delivery. Perfecting the last mile logistics is naturally an extremely telling factor, and every company should look to take charge of the situation right away. Not least because the importance of last mile logistics is only set to grow over the coming years. Staying ahead of the game is essential.
The need to get delivery aspects right in a fast time puts a lot of pressure on companies. Large products need to arrive at the consumer’s door as an honest representation of what was sold while navigating traffic in fast times can be difficult. Of course, when products are being delivered to customers across various states or countries, a plethora of logistical problems will surface. Only a professional approach to last mile logistics will do.
Overcoming driver shortages, vehicle issues, and other possible action is vital too, which is why last mile delivery requires a lot of attention. Sadly, the days of relying on slow national services is a thing of the past, especially when your business aims to steal some of the spotlight from the global giants.
Why Mako Freight?
Mako Freight’s flexible model, using only quality carriers, means you benefit from improved service levels, greater flexibility and time-definite deliveries. Our expertise in transport management and planning allows us to design a solution that meets your needs and also quickly respond to any event disruptions, such as weather.
Through our global network of control towers and state-of-the-art technology, we are able to monitor and dynamically react to situations such as adverse weather, additional pickups or drop-offs, or heavy traffic, meaning that your goods are always traveling the most efficient route. Our non-asset based road network provides you with flexibility, improved service levels, accelerated delivery, reduced direct and indirect costs and much less complexity. Integrated road networks, covering the world.
In addition to a fast and time-definite service, our extensive network and advanced management strategies result in more deliveries being completed in a cost-effective fashion. Our highly-qualified and hardworking specialists continually endeavor to incorporate new ideas and integrate the latest technologies to upgrade the quality and efficiency of deliverance and communication for customers and company alike.
Have a Question?
Whether your business is entirely focused on eCommerce or combines local services with deliveries further afield, last mile delivery should be a key item on your agenda. Take the first steps by calling Mako Freight today on 866 463 9033. You’ll be amazed at how it transforms your company.