Why would retail fashion innovators make last-mile delivery services an integral part of their business plans?
Because last-mile delivery, along with micro fulfillment and ship-from-store solutions, gives consumers what they want—now. The biggest challenge for retail has been fulfilling demand efficiently and immediately. If you’re in fashion resale and rental, you’ll need the latest in logistical support to gain the trust and loyalty of a growing customer base.
Luckily, GEODIS City Delivery brings big-tech solutions to companies who need last-mile solutions like scheduled deliveries or pick-ups, returns management, and same-day on-demand delivery from stores.
Growing Demand in Fashion Resale and Rental
Last-mile delivery services and “bring the store experience to the customers' door” are fast-growing solutions for expanding retail markets.
Fashion resale has risen dramatically in the last several years, and it is younger, environmentally savvy consumers who are driving this growth. Customers in this developing market understand that more than half of the fast fashion produced worldwide ends up either burned or in a landfill within one year.
Popular online platforms like ThredUp, Letgo, Vestiaire Collective, and The RealReal—along with social media influencers--promote fashion resale as a way to enjoy higher-quality clothing without the expense or waste.
Similarly, the smaller--but definitely trending--apparel rental industry capitalizes on the increasing interest in second-hand clothing. Instead of customers buying clothing and then returning it after an event, rental platforms purposefully offer this service for a fee.
If you’re up and coming in these trending markets, how can your fashion resale or rental business stand out from the growing competition?
Last-Mile Delivery Solutions
Even if your business offers high-quality and in-demand second-hand fashion, today’s consumer won’t wait around for delivery or settle for the inconvenience of a complicated, hassle-riddled returns process.
Getting products from a transportation hub or storefront to the customer’s front door with efficiency has been the retail industry’s biggest challenge and expense. But it doesn’t have to be that way.
Top reasons to use Last Mile Delivery Solutions
When you use GEODIS City Delivery, you can give consumers the speedy delivery and the real-time notifications they crave. Like same-day, next-day, on-demand, or scheduled delivery, every day of the week.
Precise Order Tracking
GEODIS Zipline is a parcel tracking application offering more precise package tracking compared to traditional couriers. You and your customers have convenient access to real-time tracking information including photo and signature P.O.D.
GEODIS City Delivery offers additional services such as new product launches, pop-up stores, and capacity management for high-demand deliveries during peak season. You can also craft custom home concierge services such as “wait and try” to set you apart from the competition.
Client Returns to Store or Processing Center
GEODIS City Delivery offers comprehensive returns solutions. Based on the retailer’s specifications, GEODIS City Delivery will pick up returns at the customers' door and return merchandise to local stores. Also, we can return merchandise to a processing center or recycle, donate, or liquidate the merchandise as needed.
Micro-Fulfillment and Store Replenishment
While last-mile delivery services increase sales and profits, they’re most effective when partnered with one of two essential components—micro fulfillment and store replenishment
A micro- fulfillment center offers flexibility to process returns, increase capacity, and forward stage inventory for store replenishment and faster delivery by keeping in-demand merchandise closer to the consumer.
GEODIS City Delivery Helps You Overcome Your Last Mile Logistical Constraints
Whether you need last-mile delivery services, customer returns management or looking to expand in urban areas using micro fulfillment centers, GEODIS City Delivery provides the resources and solutions you need.
GEODIS City Delivery also offers:
· Fulfillment Logistics (nano warehousing, ship-from-store)
· Supply Chain Optimization (sourcing and procurement solutions)
· Transportation Management (optimization throughout the supply chain)
· GEODIS Zipline (need to hyperlink to landing page)
If you want to stay relevant in an emerging or demanding market, contact us for more information about our last-mile logistics services.