How Fleets Can Cope with a ‘Delivery Economy’

How Fleets Can Cope with a ‘Delivery Economy’

Lockdown has revolutionised how we now do business. One consequence of the past year is the expectation around businesses delivering their goods or services right to customers’ doorsteps.

An obvious example is the hospitality sector: restrictions have lead to UK bars and restaurants heavily participating in a new ‘delivery economy’. As a result, more than 1 in 6 Brits are now active users in the online food delivery market.

With such a drastic change in how customers expect to receive their goods and services, businesses must start asking themselves how they should best deliver their services to customers. This is particularly true when more than 80% of Brits give added value to companies who can make delivers without any extra costs, whilst “keeping them informed about arrival times”

It is, therefore, increasingly important for businesses, currently offering deliveries, to optimise their fleet and their fleet costs.

Vimcar, specialists in fleet tracking and helping businesses optimise their fleets, has just launched Fleet Assets. Fleet Assets is a free online tool kit to help with fleet optimisation, aimed particularly at small to medium-sized businesses – who may not have many resources or much previous experience.

Below is an infographic visualising a first step in how businesses with fleets (whether they are delivering more to customers or not) can start optimising their fleet and saving on their fleet’s fuel consumption.

How Fleets Can Cope with a ‘Delivery Economy’