Rising need for deliveries during COVID-19

You know how this works. Home deliveries have become more and more common due to COVID-19 and we’ve all taken advantage of today’s technology to get our favorite things delivered right to our doorstep. Nowadays you can find and buy a great variety of products and services online and with more companies implementing delivery services because of the pandemic, there are a million new possibilities.


Benefits of delivery services


These services became especially popular during the pandemic for many reasons. Not having to leave your home has become the most relevant advantage of delivery services, as they help you avoid human interaction and public spaces. Shopping online can also be great for managing expenses during this period of economic uncertainty as you can keep track of all purchases with ease. Using delivery services provided by companies is also a way to support local economies and acquire products from places that had to close their stores because of COVID-19.


Other advantages of these services include:

o   Save time: You don’t have to spend hours finding your way through a big store and you don’t have to spend time in transit to get there and back home.

o   Look through your options: Quickly compare prices and find the best deals for you and even benefit from all the online coupons so you can save money.


The challenge of deliveries


The food industry is not the only one that noticed the great advantages of home deliveries during the pandemic, other industries have been offering these services to their customers for a long time and with COVID-19 the growing trend of home deliveries has helped customers all over the world get almost anything delivered to their homes with little to no effort. 


However, the rising need for deliveries has brought more options than ever before and with it, an increase in the customers’ expectations of the service. As this way of shopping has become part of our daily lives consumers expect a timely, accurate, and personalized service with each delivery. This has become a new challenge that companies must face if they want to stay competitive. 

The delivery industry will continue to evolve and adapt to a world with COVID-19 and it will continue to grow once the pandemic passes. The world will learn a lot from this experience and so will delivery services. New and innovative ways to get products and services to our homes will surface to help us surpass our daily struggles.


References


Choudhary, V. (2016, May 5). 4 Benefits and 4 Drawbacks of using home delivery service – Abaxsoft Resource Center. Retrieved February 3, 2021, from http://www.abaxsoft.com/blog/4-benefits-and-4-drawbacks-of-using-home-delivery-service/

De Reu, M. (2019, November 15). 5 trends transforming delivery in 2020. Retrieved February 3, 2021, from https://www.deliverect.com/blog/industry-news/5-trends-transforming-delivery-in-2020

EHL Insights. (n.d.). COVID-19 and the F&B Industry: Delivery Services to the Rescue. Retrieved February 3, 2021, from https://hospitalityinsights.ehl.edu/covid-19-delivery-services