With the advancements we’ve already seen in technology in the last decade, our lives have become faster, more efficient and indeed convenient. Smartphones and tablets have allowed us to communicate, shop and learn pretty much anywhere in the world and there’s now a great expectation in society for things to be with us much quicker.
This attitude has also managed to work its way into the world of deliveries in that we want to have our goods with us in much shorter timeframes, and much like the devices we use, technology is playing its part in making this happen. Here, we take a look at such advancements and some of the services consumers are starting to make the most of which in several cases have made the most of innovate tech.
More Immediate Deliveries
To start with something that is becoming more and more common and utilised, a number of delivery companies like TNT Direct for instance are offering their customers services – on and offline – that see their parcels arrive within 24-hours. Essentially meaning you could order your goods and have them with you the very next day. This certainly makes a difference to the days where you’d have to wait at least five working days for an item to arrive.
Along with the speed, today’s couriers also have greater accessibility and can now bring your packages and parcels to you – even if you’re on the go. There are bicycle and vehicle couriers who can essentially use an app to agree to pick up a parcel from a depot and send it to you within a certain timeframe.
Flying Direct to your Door
Although very much in the trial period, a number of companies are looking at using drone technology to essentially fly a package directly to your door or location after you’ve placed an order. As space-age as this sounds, there have already been some examples of this delivery method occurring around the world. If successful these could one day become commonplace and replace traditional courier services
It appears then the fundamentals of what we consider ‘deliveries’ will probably remain the same in the coming years, in that we will order something and receive it. However, looking at some of the above it’s a possibility that the trend and preference for faster deliveries will continue to stay in line with the newer faster tech that comes out.
Whatever the situation, it will be fascinating to see what weird and wonderful methods do eventually make their way into our lives.