Logistics tracking enables people to completely manage goods transportation from start to finish. Because of this, it has revolutionised postage operations – especially for businesses.
Now, companies can monitor exactly how their products reach clients who have shopped online or over the phone. What’s more, customers are able to receive regular updates on this journey.
How might this technology develop over the next few years? Here are three potential ways it could change.
As the industry grows, its reputation looks set to increase. In 2018, eCommerce accounted for 17.4% of all retail sales. Increases in online activity across the UK – as well as a decline in high street stores – may very well see this number rise.
Heightened demand will most likely inspire online companies to consistently adapt to changes in buyer trends. As a result, these stores will be able to provide reliable parcel tracking methods to customers.
So, we could see this area of retail improve even more – and it’s largely thanks to enhancements in logistics tracking technology.
Logistics departments can be a strain on businesses. For this reason, several owners have outsourced this area to specialist agencies.
Many who have done this have saved huge amounts of money – and have been able to put funds back into the company. In turn, they have heightened performance and customer satisfaction rates. In 2017, 73% of firms that did this reported a noticeable increase in productivity.
Efficiency is paramount when it comes to logistics duties, such as delivery tasks. With this in mind, perhaps we will see more organisations partnering with outside experts in this field.
Throughout the world, people are becoming more conscious of how meat and dairy production impacts the environment. In the UK, organic produce sales have reached record levels.
More people than ever want to know that their food has come from a reputable, eco-friendly source. With this mind, could livestock tracking be used by British food businesses in the future?
A similar practice has already begun in Australia, where ranchers rely on GPS systems to monitor animals’ health and movements. With this technology, they can illustrate their credibility to planet-saving eaters.
Although UK farmers work in comparatively smaller spaces, they may still benefit from this kind of service. In fact, they could use tracking devices to testify their credibility. Supermarkets that buy their goods would be able to do this, too.
This is just a possibility for the future; it isn’t guaranteed. But if it were to happen, it could transform the food industry – and consumers’ understanding of it.
Already, technology has changed how we live massively. As we go forward, it has the potential to exert an even greater influence over all aspects of everyday life, from business operations, to how we shop, and beyond. And so, this is an exciting time for everyone.