The Rise of the Sharing Economy Impact on the Transportation Space
In only a few short years, the sharing economy has become a ubiquitous concept. While still in its infancy, the sharing economy has disrupted a number of industries with lightning speed. Any industry could potentially benefit from, or be disrupted by, the rise of collaborative consumption and the proliferation of asset-sharing models. However, due to its natural fragmentation and asset intensity, the sharing economy is especially relevant to core transportation companies as well as to heavy users of transportation services.
How will same-day and on-demand delivery evolve in urban markets?
Delivery start-ups have struck a chord with consumers. But brick-and-mortar retailers and parcel services could still compete by playing to their strengths.
Same-day delivery: The next evolutionary step in parcel logistics
Same-day delivery has the potential to fundamentally change the way we shop. It integrates the convenience of online retail with the immediacy of bricks-and-mortar stores. In recent years an increasing number of companies have started piloting and operating new models of same-day delivery, including incumbent logistics providers such as DHL, DPD, FedEx, and UPS. Demand is expected to increase significantly given the compelling value proposition of same-day delivery for consumers.