The Fast Food of Package Delivery

The fast food of package delivery

Everything seems to be moving along at lightning fast speeds these days. From food ready in 60 seconds or less to instantly downloaded TV shows on mobile devices without a single visible commercial, faster is much preferable to slower. With increasing demands on time conscious consumers, it was inevitable that speedy service would make its way into package delivery.

Perhaps not the first pioneer in speedy package delivery, eBay is certainly a well-known brand. To satisfy its customers’ cravings for near instantaneous delivery of purchases, the company is currently testing same day delivery in San Francisco and New York. However, this isn’t your typical same day delivery service. The online giant has a goal of fulfilling the delivery of your purchased item within an hour after purchase.

To accomplish the task, eBay hires a shopper that drives to retail stores carrying desired items, purchases the needed products, and then delivers them right to the front door of the purchaser. This is as close to hiring a personal shopper as it gets.

The desire for rapid delivery of purchases is booming all across the world, and those companies that can satisfy the changing needs of consumers stand the best chance at survival in an instantaneous gratification type of world.

Do you think the Postal Service could employ personal shoppers to increase its presence in the package shipping industry?

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1 Comment

  1. This post is really great since it has been helpful and at the same time, informative. Really worth the read! I do hope that you’d still keep on posting such informative articles like this. 🙂

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