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The question of Last Mile Delivery – 2

Last mile Continuing from our discussion in the last post,  where we looked at a few levers to reduce variable costs of last mile delivery, let us now talk about the other key cost of operations: Fixed costs. For most ecommerce vendors & courier companies, these fixed costs are the cost of facilities & the fixed costs of delivery agents. Working with less: We can begin with keeping the assets low. Continue reading

The question of Last Mile Delivery

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At one time, the last mile was a problem relevant only to the communication companies. It pertained to the complexity of laying that last bit of wire that takes the TV, internet, telephony to each and every home. Now, as that technology has come to our homes and brought with it the rapid advent of eCommerce, last mile is no longer only a communications problems, but also a supply chain problem. How do I ensure that I reach my customers, sitting across millions of addresses today in a fast and effective manner, without spending a fortune? The jury is still out on the one ‘Bull’s eye’ solution, but here are a few thoughts that might be useful.

To begin with, let’s start with a background on how last mile is structured currently. Continue reading

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