by Doug Hill
Prime Day’s over and it was the biggest ever, according to Amazon.
In the days following Prime Day, RouteSmart clients using our route planning and optimization services experienced a 30 percent increase in deliveries and a 12 percent increase in optimized routes.
A major surge like that would be difficult for anyone to manage. When optimizing for these kinds of fluctuations, the goal is to maximize efficiency on each route, keep drivers safe with sensible routes, and minimize the number of scarce and expensive additional resources needed to complete deliveries on time.
It wasn’t that long ago that the delivery industry experienced 10 months of steady consistent delivery volumes with one, six-week-long peak season during the holidays. Today, delivery groups are seeing more frequent fluctuations and there are even more challenges facing those tasked with delivering 300 million Prime Day orders this year.
Fuel prices have skyrocketed, quality drivers are in demand, supply chain disruptions and other economic events have made it harder for organizations like RouteSmart clients The U.S. Postal Service, FedEx Ground, OnTrac and others to provide outstanding service and make deliveries on time.
Now, more than ever, delivery companies need a route planning partner that is fast, efficient, and reliable to meet the constant volume fluctuations. These vital systems are critical to the success of your business.
Don’t let the next surge catch you off guard. Let RouteSmart help you build a better a more intelligent route plan to improve your daily operations.