Monthly Archives: June 2018
Posted: June 24, 2018
Summer’s just around the corner. In fact, it begins on June 21 in the UK, officially, according to the Met Office. That means warmer temperatures, longer days and holidays.
However, for businesses that ship products to customers, summer presents a unique set of challenges, and it’s not just perishable goods, like items of food, that companies need to worry about.
Here are 5 items that need special shipping/packaging considerations in the summer:
1. Perishable food items
Okay, so we couldn’t have a post about special shipping/packaging considerations in the summer and not mention perishable food items. They are the first things that come to mind when people talk about the challenges of shipping during warmer months.
Actually, the shipping of perishables presents challenges all year round for companies. The key is to choose the right packaging, refrigeration and i
It wasn’t that long ago that drones were the preserve of the military and dystopian science fiction movies. But today, drones are everywhere, impacting our daily lives on an increasingly regular and innovative basis.
Some of the reasons for this mainstream adoption in the consumer market include more competitive drone pricing, smaller sizes and more widespread availability. Whether it’s a kid using a drone as a toy or a serious photographer utilising one to capture that once-in-a-lifetime shot, drones are fast becoming household favourites.
Another area where drones are really taking off and making a significant impact is in the business of delivering packages.
It’s no secret that consumers today demand levels of service that are almost instant – seamless online ordering, immediate dispatch and same-day delivery are all things that consumers are coming to expect. Drones hold the key when it comes to delivering on consumers’ same-day delivery expectations.
Consumers today are more informed, more connected and more fastidious than they’ve ever been. It’s a reality that affords both benefits and challenges for modern businesses.
On one hand, you’ve got customers who put a lot of thought, effort and consideration into their purchases, which means they are engaged throughout the process and, as a result, more likely to complete the transaction.
On the other hand, the amount of information today’s consumers are armed with makes them a formidable force when it comes to securing the deal. They know the best prices, the most attractive retailer policies and the places with the best customer service.
The bottom line is that retailers (both online and offline) must do all they can to stand out from the crowd. We already know that price isn’t the great differentiator it used to be, so more innovative concepts are needed to help solidify sales.
One area where retailers can genuinely differentiate themselves is through t