“Welcome to the age of Amazon,” is the phrase Michael Weinberg of Bringg used to describe the main distributor which created an exemplary delivery experience which sellers now have to either replicate or surpass.
Speaking at IRX 2019 yesterday, Michael began by saying that customer experience is all about delivery. He backed that by saying if a shopper receives a damaged item or a late delivery – sellers can consider that consumer to be lost to a competitor – as a delivery marks the final interaction between a seller and customer.
However, how can sellers improve their last mile offering? Michael says it’s all about honing the existing delivery experience. Merchants should improve operations starting from delivery transparency, control, options and convenience to the same day pick up from stores.
This also includes providing accurate ETA times and limiting the delivery slot to four hours as shoppers no longer accept longer delivery times. Optimising driver efficiency – having full control of fleets and drivers to improve their delivery route based on data insight. Real-time tracking for customers and businesses – having an ability to interact with drivers so that shoppers can send them delivery requests. Giving your customer a voice – allowing them to share feedback on their delivery experience and their expectations. Acting on data-driven insight – how much does it cost to deliver via fleet x and fleet y to save cost?
Michael ended his keynote by concluding that sellers should focus on enhancing their existing delivery offering which puts customers first.