Vorpal wrote: reohn2 wrote:
Vorpal wrote:Yes, but it could be possible to organise two sets of deliveries instead of 6. There are all sorts of ways to do it. The simplest is to offer the customer an incentive, such as a discount if they can choose a time that the delivery vehicle is already in the area.
Logistics firms do that sort of thing all the time. Good software already exists to manage it.
Whilst I agree it would need some very fine tuning of the software to be effective.Logistics firm doing larger drops to wholesalers etc is a far easier thing to manage I would think.
Logistics firms have to manage a wide variety of deliveries, some of which are multiple containers, some of which are vehicles, some of which are small packages, some of which require temperature controls, or special handling, etc.
Package delivery firms use the same type of software.
Companies like DHL who do both bulk freight and deliver millions of individual packages around the world every day, it is the same thing. If DHL can manage it, I'm sure Tesco can.
I've rewritten the post above for clarity.
To continue package deliveries to housholds are notified in advance with options of being left with a neghbour,a safe place,drop it over the gate,behind the bin,or postpone the delivery day,in others words non perishable goods can be rescheduled for the convenience of the customer
Food shopping deliveries are also for the convenience of the customer
but are on a tighter schedule due to the customer needing to take delivery in person due to size and perishability of goods.
Customer is king and dictates time and day within reason without thinking of anyone else's convenience but their own.