Online shopping has taken over the world, and this has brought many challenges to logistics companies as the need for cheap and fast delivery boosted dramatically. Many retail e-commerce models offer free or discounted shipping, which puts a lot of pressure on logistic service providers. The problem of last-mile delivery is the cost of delivering packages to the end consumer, and it acquires the most significant share of the shipping cost, whether the consumer is in a rural area that would take 2-3 miles of driving or in the city center where traffic jams will cause delays and waste resources.
The global Last-Mile Delivery Market was valued at USD 18.7 Bn in 2020, and it is expected to reach USD 62.7 Bn by 2027, with a CAGR of 18.9%, during the forecast period 2021-2027., from buying groceries to ordering cars, states All The Research.
Solving the last-mile delivery started and is expected to keep growing as we enter 2022 as long as retail e-commerce is in the lead. In the long term, the costs of establishing more warehouses eliminate delivery time and reduce costs and use multiple other methods that we have already talked about, like advanced delivery methods, green technologies, and AI computation. These solutions will be in more demand as the world is shifting towards online stores for everyday shopping, from buying groceries to ordering cars.