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Soon Your Parcels Will Find YOU – Predicts Fastlane International Courier Services
2015 Could Be The Year Parcels Track Customers - Or Deliver Straight To Their Car
By: Fastlane International
The days of having to wait at home for a delivery, or visiting a depot to pick up a missed parcel, will soon be over, claims pioneering web-based courier Fastlane International (http://www.wedelivertheworld.co.uk/
New developments in GPS and mobile phone technology means parcel deliveries can now be made direct to you, wherever you are, or straight into the boot of your car. It might sound the stuff of science-fiction, but in fact such services are already being trialled.
David Jinks MILT, Fastlane International’
Companies in the UK such as Shutl already use GPS to deliver items such as forgotten keys or laundry 24 hours a day to a specific address, within times significantly less than an hour at certain locations. However, Fastlane is predicting that very soon couriers will be able to deliver to the kerbside wherever you are. The same technology that drives Apps such as Find My Phone or Maps on your smartphone can be used to locate you, providing you have your phone or Smartwatch on you. That means there will be no need to wait at a particular location; shoppers can carry on their day uninterrupted and, whether they are at work, the gym or on their way to a café; the delivery man can locate them.
If you don’t want your parcel delivered directly to you, how about to your car? Drop boxes have proved a popular alternative to home delivery, but, even more conveniently, your car can effectively be a mobile locker – and you don’t even need to be with it to take delivery. Volvo’s Roam Delivery service has been trialled successfully in Sweden in conjunction with an online grocery provider and a third party delivery company. Shopper’
And the UK is leading the way with direct-to-your-
Says David: ‘Recent IMRG research showed that failed deliveries cost UK retailers £771 million a year. That cost could be almost eliminated when next generation delivery technology is introduced. Fastlane International is celebrating its 30th year in 2015, but we are still very much looking to the future and to sharing next-gen delivery technology with customers and partners in the not so distant future.’ For more information see: http://www.wedelivertheworld.co.uk