How Parcel Couriers Are Adapting To The Growing International Demand For Online Shopping Deliveries
The amount of packages that postal services and courier companies handle for e-commerce delivery continues to grow each year. By 2021, more than 2.14 billion people across the world are expected to shop online, meaning more people are now choosing online shopping than ever before. Often being more convenient and less expensive, there has never been a greater need for effective domestic and international shipping and tracking services.
ADAPTING TO DEMAND
To meet the needs of customers, most e-commerce companies now offer free shipping and express same-day or over night delivery. To supplement the growing demand for these services and the growing volume of packages, couriers must update their international shipping processes.
FedEx and UPS are two examples of how courier companies are adapting to this growing demand. Both companies are expanding their e-commerce delivery hubs with larger facilities near major airports. It just so happens these facilities will also work closely with nearby e-commerce fulfillment centers. Both companies are taking advantage of a growth opportunity to improve their express/over night options for international tracking.
The first leg of the delivery process is frequently the most time-consuming. This is doubly true for international shipments. By shortening the delivery route and the sorting process, deliveries can be made much faster.
Since there will be a significant reduction in the time it takes to get the packages from the airport to a delivery hub, the new sorting facilities that are located near airports are ideal for international shipping. For express shipping, all express deliveries going to nearby locations can be received at a delivery hub in a closer proximity to the delivery addresses, often allowing couriers to deliver these packages within one or few delivery routes.
For domestic customers, this means that domestic-international shipping and tracking can be greatly streamlined. By reducing the total number of checkpoints in the delivery process, packages can be delivered faster and with greater accuracy. Instead of waiting for an item to process through a delivery hub, the hub can now work closely to ensure a smooth transition.
Final delivery, thus, is faster and more dependable. Supply chains are also being altered by e-commerce, allowing shippers to place their shipments further into delivery networks to help cut down on the potential for delays and hang-ups.
FASTER INTERNATIONAL DELIVERY
Domestic and international deliveries, especially express over night deliveries, are made faster and more efficient when successful express and international shipping and tracking systems are in place. E-commerce delivery companies will use reputable couriers for these deliveries since the courier companies utilize efficient track-and-trace systems.
Customers want to know where their shipments are and when to expect delivery. The faster the deliveries can be made, the more satisfied the customers are and the better the business for couriers and e-commerce companies alike. The e-commerce industry will only continue to expand, so couriers need to keep up with this ever-growing demand.