Contactless First to Last-Mile Delivery Solutions to Survive the Pandemic

    Jul 24, 2020 9:00:00 AM / by Gina Anderson

    With each passing day, it seems there are more stories about the threat Covid-19 poses to communities and the global economy. At the same time, the potential of a second wave seems increasingly of concern. As we have been analyzing changes in the last mile & urban hub delivery industry, we clearly see the adverse impact on businesses resulting from the pandemic. But we also see silver linings in supply chain optimization made possible by adapting innovative technologies, processes, and expertise to make our world safer and more productive.

    Contactless First to Last-Mile Delivery Solutions to Survive the Pandemic

    Contactless Delivery 

    By now, most have heard about contactless delivery.  Since the pandemic, every industry has considered methods to deliver safely and stop the spread of the virus and give customers the security to continue to live their lives interacting with the products they love. You have likely ordered doorstep contactless delivery or curbside order pickup for groceries or dinner.

    These delivery approaches are based on avoiding face-to-face contact and adopting contactless food preparation by having staff wearing masks and gloves (PPE) at all times.

    But what about the supply chains that serve these restaurants, grocery stores, retailers, schools, hospitals, and long-term care facilities where the safe & contactless handling is needed the most - in the first mile?

    The Contactless Supply Chain

    What are the best practices supply chain companies can adopt to best serve these businesses and ensure safety from the very first step in the supply chain ?

    We believe that it all starts by adopting basic principles in contactless, clean logistics & delivery. GEODIS | City Delivery defines the process to customize these solutions to fit a variety of contactless first or last-mile delivery needs depending on specific business goals and customer experience strategies:

    • Restrict access to trained and protected staff
    • Warehousing robotics to decrease workers exposure to packages
    • Electronic billing and contactless proof of delivery
    • Schedule deliveries for the days and times of your choice
    • Delivering clean packages in a freshly sanitized van, containing only one shipment
    • Highly customized to meet your changing needs

    Thanks to our vast global infrastructure and decades of end-to-end logistics expertise, GEODIS | City Delivery has been one of the first to offer a completely new approach to help these high-touch businesses with contactless logistics & delivery solutions - making sure delivery is safe and sanitary for clients and employees from the first mile to the last.

    As we race into a future filled with uncertainty and potentially a second wave of the COVID crisis, GEODIS | City Delivery makes the perfect growth partner to customize a contactless delivery solution for you, help you minimize trending market risks, and capitalize on rapidly evolving delivery experience.


    Topics: Same Day Solutions, Reverse Logistics, 4PL, White Glove Delivery Services, Supply Chain Optimization, Retail, Final Mile Deliveries, Healthcare Industry, Last Mile Delivery Solutions, e-commerce, Clean Delivery Solution, Contactless Delivery Logistics

    Gina Anderson

    Written by Gina Anderson

    Vice President of Solutions & Growth. Gina Manis Anderson is an experienced entrepreneur, executive and logistics expert who’s spent more than 30 years helping Fortune 500 companies optimize their supply chains. A skilled leader and influencer, Gina has earned the respect of a large professional network through her businesses successes and passionate leadership.

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