Recent studies indicate that up to 50 percent of parcel delivery cost is directly attributable to the last mile. On this basis, only delivery on the first attempt makes a journey profitable.
How has the invention of the smartphone changed the handheld mobile computer market in the Postal Industry? Helen Norman reports in the latest version of Post and Parcel Technology International magazine on the subject.
The situation in the Postal and Parcel business is changing fast. The demand for distribution of letters, which in fact has been core business for most Postal companies since hundreds of years back, is declining. At the same time the demand for parcel delivery is rising fast. A new business logic may be required.