Delivering Results In the Delivery Business

Delivering Results In the Delivery Business

To say that the business of delivering goods is expanding is a huge understatement. The steady rise of e-commerce and the surge of home delivery for everything from lipstick to lobsters have made the need for delivery businesses greater than ever. And many people have jumped in to fill the need, although some are certainly more successful than others. 

In today’s post from GetSwift, we want to discuss what it takes to rise and conquer in an arena that’s becoming more and more crowded with players who want to take advantage of the opportunities available to them. We’ll also show you how one company has been able to grow its business and expand into far-reaching areas of the globe with the help of GetSwifts delivery tracking software. Keep reading to learn more. 

Expanding Expectations

Many would say the ever-expanding delivery business really started to take off when Amazon offered to deliver nearly every order within two days or less. Since then, the bar has been raised over and over again to where Amazon currently offers Prime Now delivery, a service where customers in over 50 cities world-wide can receive their order within one or two hours. 

As businesses are forced to compete with the shopping giant, as well as each other, they’ve found ways to meet the moving target that is customer expectation. You can now order everything you need for a relaxing night in, including your dinner, your alcohol, and your cannabis, and have it delivered right to your door within hours, if not minutes. 

As companies struggle to meet expanding expectations, they’ll need to find tools that can help them plan, track, and give them an edge over the competition. The delivery tracking software from GetSwift is one such tool that can help. With features to help businesses find the best routes, track deliveries in real-time, and provide a platform for communicating with drivers and customers alike, it’s becoming a must-have for anyone who wants to make it in this crazy business.

How GetSwift is Helping Heineken Expand 

When beverage giant Heineken recently decided to expand into the Philippines, they encountered some big challenges. The busy, intertwining streets of the area made it difficult to adhere to their promise of offering local beer delivery within an hour. With so many paths to choose, they needed help to find the routes that would allow them to deliver as promised. 

Heineken chose to partner with GetSwift for their state-of-the-art routing system that could help them navigate the streets and optimize their routes. Not only did the software provide the solution they were looking for, but it also helped them in several other key areas including dispatching and real-time driver tracking. 

One of the biggest benefits came from being able to interact with customers on each order. For instance, the GetSwift platform allows Heineken to get instant feedback and track customer satisfaction. This provides them with vital information that they can use to investigate problems and course-correct before hearing about it days, weeks, or months down the road. 

Choosing to work with GetSwift was a good decision for Heineken, and it could be good for your business as well. If you want to read the entire Heineken/GetSwift story, you can read it in its entirety here, in this story from Foodbev Media.  

Learn How GetSwift Can Help You Deliver Results

GetSwift is an industry leader with a passion for transforming logistics on a global scale. Over the years we’ve expanded to help people in over 70 industries, in more than 70 different countries. But, if you’re part of a small business, don’t let these numbers intimidate you. No matter how big or how small your business is and no matter what challenges you face, you can benefit from our delivery management software.

Dispatching

Save time and money by letting our software assign the right person for the job. Driver dispatching can be a full-time job for an entire department of people, but it doesn’t have to be. Streamline your dispatching by using our software to choose drivers for you based on metrics that you assign such as distance, availability, load capacity and more. Before you know it, you’ll be getting more done in less time. 

Route Optimization

Finding the right routes for your drivers increases your overall productivity. Route optimization means shorter drive times, reduced cost for gas and maintenance, more deliveries, fewer drivers, and happy customers. With all of these benefits, why wouldn’t you want to make sure you’re sending your drivers down the right road?

Real-Time Driver Tracking

With our delivery management software, you can track the current location of a driver, when they will be at their next location, or when they will be done with all jobs and ready to return. Not only that, but it allows customers to track their orders as well. And, in the event of a late delivery, you can proactively manage the situation. 

Customer Communication

Customers have come to expect communication from the companies they do business with, and they expect it often. With GetSwift’s software, you can relay vital information to your customers such as order confirmation, order changes, estimated delivery time, and delivery updates. And, since communication is a two-way street, you can also receive instant feedback from your customers.  

Analytics  

How do you know if you’re doing the right things if you aren’t able to track and analyze the data? With our analytics tool, you can identify areas for improvement, confirm which changes are working, and learn how to make small changes that will have a big impact on your business. With easy-to-read charts and graphs, you’ll have a clear picture of your success.   

Contact GetSwift to Learn More

Are you ready to take your business to the next level? At GetSwift, we know that one size does not always fit all, which is why we have multiple plans to fit every business. Contact someone from our sales team or request a quote to get started. And don’t forget to ask about your 30-day free trial!

Data: The Key to Improving Customer Experience

Data: The Key to Improving Customer Experience

If you’re in the delivery business, you know that customer experience is everything. A late delivery here, an incorrect order there, and before you know it your customer reviews are plummeting. And everyone knows how important online reviews are when your potential customers are shopping for goods and services — just a few can have a huge impact on your business. Likewise, happy customers are not only willing to leave positive reviews, but they often share their experience with family and friends and provide you with vital word-of-mouth marketing. So how can you use delivery service software to improve customer experience? We’ll discuss just that in today’s post.

GetSwift is a leader in the delivery management software business and our main mission is to give you the tools you need to help run and grow your business. Our software is completely customizable so that no matter the size of your business, you’ll be able to use our tools to work smarter and take your business to the next level. Today we want to discuss the importance of using data to improve the customer experience, and how our delivery service software can help you do just that. Keep reading to learn more.

Tracking Delivery Times

Whether you have to make 10 deliveries a day or hundreds, every minute counts when it comes to customer satisfaction and delivery efficiency. With GetSwift’s delivery service software, you can track orders, delivery locations, and delivery times, plus much more. You can then use this data to find ways to improve. Let’s start by discussing how delivery time affects customer satisfaction.

Fast Delivery Equals Happy Customers

It goes without saying that you’ll lose business if you aren’t able to deliver on your promise and are consistently late with deliveries. But what if you’re able to deliver faster than all of your competition? Remember when two-day delivery from Amazon was the gold standard? That bar keeps getting raised and now businesses are finding ways to offer next-day delivery, same-day delivery, or even delivery within a few hours.

If you run a local business such as food delivery or cannabis delivery, improving your time is even more critical because you’re dealing with minutes, not hours or days. If your competition is promising delivery within 30 minutes, it should be your goal to see how you can deliver in 20 or 25. Customers have come to expect to be able to get whatever they want, whenever they want it, and if you can be the fastest provider out there, your business will grow.

Fast Delivery Reduces Cost of Doing Business

Savvy business owners know that being able to deliver goods and services faster not only makes for happy customers, but it can also significantly reduce your costs and increase capacity. Faster delivery times means your drivers are spending less time on each individual order. If one driver makes three deliveries per hour, but another makes five, they are 66% more efficient. Multiply that by dozens of deliveries each day, by increasing delivery time you’ll be able to deliver significantly more, with fewer drivers. Being able to do more with less is key for optimizing your business, reducing costs, and increasing margin.

If you aren’t currently tracking delivery times and actively trying to reduce them, then your business is losing out. Just a few minutes shaved off of every delivery can make a huge difference in customer satisfaction and business performance.

Monitoring Driving Routes

Route optimization is one of the most critical pieces of any successful delivery business. Much of your cost is tied up in time (driver wage), and resources (vehicle and fuel cost) so when you are able to reduce the number of miles driven or reduce the amount of time your driver is on the road, you’re investing less into that delivery.

Our delivery service software includes a route optimization feature that allows you to plan deliveries most efficiently and even track your drivers in real-time. It also includes route history tracking to see how long past orders took to fill and demand heat maps that show when and where customers are placing orders. Analyzing routing and tracking data can be beneficial for your company in that it will allow you to make smarter decisions that will affect business growth and revenue.

Tracking Customer Feedback

GetSwift’s delivery service software not only helps you optimize specific tasks and actions, but it also provides the perfect platform for tracking customer feedback. Customer feedback is one of the most valuable tools you can have for finding ways to improve your business. Sure, you can review your online reviews from time to time, but using this approach doesn’t help you identify patterns and potential problems in a timely manner, in one easy-to-read report.

The GetSwift app can also give you real-time customer feedback. This is incredibly useful for taking action right away instead of finding out about a problem days or weeks later. Not every piece of feedback warrants immediate action, but you’ll gain peace of mind knowing that you’ll have the insight to address problems quickly, at the time they happen.

One System for Everything

Perhaps one of the most important and useful reasons to try our software is because you don’t have to completely change what you’re already doing. Running a business is hard enough, but asking you to swap out all of your systems and processes is just not realistic. We want to make running your business easier, not harder. That’s why we’ve made our delivery service software completely customizable and able to integrate with many commonly used platforms. For instance, GetSwift easily integrates with apps like Grubhub, Quickbooks, Google Sheets, Woo commerce and Shopify, just to name a few. So, you can keep using your current systems while relying on GetSwift to make it even better.

Never has it been so easy to set up and track data related to dispatching, routing, and customer feedback. Contact us today to learn more about our delivery management software and how it can help your business. We’ve helped companies in 75 industries and across six continents and we know that we can help you! Call today to ask about starting your 30-day risk-free trial.

Get Behind Technology…Or Get Left Behind

Get Behind Technology…Or Get Left Behind

In today’s competitive market, you have to find effective ways to set yourself apart from the competition. If you’re still using antiquated methods for tracking orders, scheduling deliveries, and communicating with your customers, it’s time to take a step in the right direction and start using modern technology to your advantage. If you want to learn more about the software that can help you run your business more efficiently and effectively, keep reading. In today’s post from GetSwift, we’ll explain all of the ways that our delivery management software can propel your business to the top and help you become leaders in your industry.

What’s Wrong with the “Old Ways”

Just because you’ve been doing something a certain way for years doesn’t mean that it’s the way you should be doing it forever. The old ways may have gotten you to where you are now, but the health and vitality of your business depends on being open to learning about new and better ways. Sticking with highly manual processes for order tracking and customer communication will prevent your business from growing. It also results in a high level of error compared to using software.

If your business struggles with modernizing processes, there’s no need to fear. We know that new technology can be intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be. That’s why we’ve designed delivery management software that is incredibly easy to use, adaptable to almost any business, and can be customized to meet your needs as you grow. With an entire suite of tools that weave seamlessly into your entire business, GetSwift is an all-in-one tool that you simply can’t do without. 

Get Orders Right and Get Them There On Time

Today’s shoppers are used to ordering everything online — from the clothing they wear and the groceries in their refrigerator, to the beer and the pizza they’ll enjoy this Saturday night. The delivery market is a competitive one — and if you aren’t meeting your customer’s expectations, you could be out of a job in no time. People have come to expect little things like automatic order confirmation, lighting-fast delivery time, and a way to instantly communicate if an order is late or incorrect. 

While these may seem like simple, little things to the consumer, for a small business they can be incredibly difficult to manage without the proper tools. You can either increase your hiring budget to assemble a small army of people to manage it all, or you can invest in delivery management software that will help you do it all with the click of a button. With one comprehensive solution, GetSwift can help you improve order accuracy, increase efficiency, and boost customer satisfaction. There’s simply no easier way to grow your business. 

Track Metrics, Make Changes Where it Matters

If you’re caught up in the day to day operations of your business, you probably don’t have time to adequately track and analyze data. But why is tracking daily metrics so important? Without having your hand on the pulse of the business, you won’t know whether or not your business is a healthy one — or one that is in danger of failing. With the delivery management software from GetSwift, you’ll get access to a bunch of information that can show you where your successes are, and also which areas of your business need improvement. When you have the data, and it’s in a format that allows for easy analysis, you can make quick decisions that immediately affect your bottom line. 

Work Smarter, Not Harder

Even if you run a successful business, wouldn’t it be nice to increase your margin without having to work harder for it? That’s where technology can help. When you enlist the help of a program that can help you manage your fleet by dispatching the closest drivers and optimizing their routes, you’ll be able to reduce delivery costs. This is one of the biggest pain points for many companies. 

Improving efficiency not only has a direct effect on your margin, but it also gives you the resources to take on more business without having to invest in more drivers, vehicles, and logistics managers. Improving your margin, improving capacity, and doing it all with one simple tool — that’s a definite win for your business. 

GetSwift’s Delivery Management Software

If you want to keep doing the same things day after day, that’s up to you. But if you want to learn more about how technology can make your life better by improving efficiency, boosting capacity, and increasing customer satisfaction, contact the team at GetSwift. We’ve helped companies across six continents and in 75 different industries, and we know that we can help you. No matter how big or small your business is, our delivery management software is made to grow with your business and can help you achieve big results. Contact us and get started by signing up for a risk-free 30-day trial.