Delivery Apps Are Expanding Options To Meet Customer Demand
Uber Eats, DoorDash, and other delivery apps can be lifesavers. It’s never been easier for a consumer to order and have the food they want delivered directly to their door. However, the rise of delivery apps isn’t just benefiting the consumer. Local retailers can also reap the benefits. As a business owner, you should be exploring and planning how delivery apps experiencing an increase in customer demand can benefit your business.
The Delivery App Boom
Delivery apps were already seeing a boom in popularity in recent years. It seemed as though every week, there was another new app hitting the marketplace. While other industries tanked during the COVID-19 pandemic, delivery apps continued their surge. In fact, these services found other ways to connect with their consumers.
Back in July, Uber Eats announced that it now offers a flower delivery option. After partnering with ProFlowers, an FTD subsidiary, Uber Eats now allows those in large metro areas to order flowers and even have them delivered to someone close. Uber announced that it hopes the service will be available nationwide early next year.
How Is This Beneficial?
You may wonder how Uber Eats and DoorDash delivering flowers in large metro areas is beneficial to your business, especially if you don’t live in a large metro area. Well, the belief is that introducing delivery options beyond food can help delivery apps increase profit margins. Restaurant delivery can be profitable in dense urban markets where drivers can complete multiple orders in an hour. But outside of major cities, the scarcity makes it hardly worth the driver’s time.
Offering more delivery items will attract more customers, many of whom have no issue paying delivery fees. Uber saw a huge increase in consumers ordering groceries online during the pandemic, and the company believes many will stick with the delivery app even after the pandemic ends. To keep consumers happy, Uber Eats will need to offer as many delivery options as possible.
How This Helps Your Business
As Uber and other delivery apps continue to expand their delivery capabilities, retail stores seem next to benefit. It may only be a matter of time before Uber can deliver retail goods directly to your doorstep. If you are a business owner, this should cause your ears to perk up.
We have already seen a huge increase in e-commerce since the start of the pandemic, as well as in-store pickup services. These services save consumers time and allow them to purchase items from the comfort of home. Delivery services could provide another avenue to help consumers get the products they need, all while allowing both the business owner and Uber to benefit.
Are Your Logistics Ready?
The pandemic hasn’t been easy on anyone. As the economy begins to recover, we have seen more and more issues arise within the supply chain. Issues in the supply chain make it difficult to keep your inventory stocked for when delivery apps inevitably offer your products. Fortunately, our team at Trifecta Transportation is here to help.
We offer streamlined logistics services to help ensure you get the transportation help that you require. We book, track, and manage your shipments, all while working within your budget. Our team features specialized departments for each logistics sector, so you get the best shipping method possible based on cost and requirements.
Contact Us Today
If logistics are giving you and your team a headache, it’s time to call the professionals. Working with an effective, dedicated team can allow you to focus your attention elsewhere. It can also ease the burden of dealing with the complexities of the supply chain. Give us a call at 1-800-469-1428, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out how our services can benefit your business. We look forward to hearing from you!