In today’s hyper-competitive retail age, store closures and bankruptcies have reached record highs, and retailers are looking for innovative ways to compete. Many are exploring alternative delivery options in an effort to meet growing customer expectations for free same-day and next-day shipping options. Unfortunately, the emerging field of alternative delivery providers is largely made up of on-demand couriers – essentially “Uber-for-packages” – services with strict geographic and size limitations, limited flexibility and poor unit economics.
For retailers determined to stay competitive, on-the-way delivery adds optionality while avoiding the challenges of building out owned asset networks or expanding service with traditional parcel networks.
At Roadie, we’re doing something different. This white paper discusses crowdsourced and Collaborative Delivery™ for retailers seeking innovative new last-mile solutions.