also known as package delivery is the process of delivering shipping
containers, or packages as well as high-value mails. In parcel delivery, the
packages are delivered as a single shipment. Package delivery services are
offered mostly by postal service companies: private courier service providers
and express mail among other firms. It is beneficial to the e-commerce sector.
As more e-commerce companies begin to serve people from different geographical
regions, the need for advancements in parcel delivery became necessary. For
more efficiency and faster services, the industry introduced automated parcel
What is an automated parcel delivery?
Automated parcel delivery is similar to regular parcel delivery, except for the
fact that humans do not do it. For instance, some companies use robots or
drones to deliver parcels. It is a form of automated parcel delivery. This is a
relatively recent advancement in the parcel delivery sector. The phenomenon is
currently gaining more public approval as compared to the time when it was
The future of automated parcel delivery
The e-commerce industry is one of the fastest rising sectors in the globe.
Research shows that in the next five years from the year 2020, the industry is
likely to experience an increase from 3.3 trillion sales recorded
in the year 2019 up to 6.7 trillion sales globally. As the industry continues
to grow, the need for better delivery systems and channels increases as well.
Therefore, the advancement in parcel delivery systems is relative to the
increase in the number of e-commerce sales.
For the above reasons, parcel delivery service providers like FedEx are looking
towards making more improvements to their automated service delivery systems.
For instance, the company is currently working hard towards ensuring that its delivery
bots and drones are independent of human control or manual control. The
company is now testing out this version of the drones.
According to players
in the industry, the parcel delivery industry is bound to introduce
autonomous ground vehicles in the next few years. This advancement will go hand
in hand with the introduction of parcel lockers. Statistics show that these
advancements will result in up to forty per cent reduction in the cost of
parcel delivery. While technology will benefit urban areas, it will be useful
to rural areas as well.
technology is also bound to change the way parcel delivery works. It means
that instead of delivering the finished products, the companies will only have
to deliver the blueprint to the product. The blueprint instructions will be
sent through email. It will then be fed to a 3D printer at the client’s home or
business, which will print out the exact item. The accomplishment of this
technological advancement will completely redefine the process of delivery.
While service providers are eagerly looking towards these improvements, they
will only become successful if the general population accepts it. For instance,
the general population must be invested in 3D technology and have an accepting
attitude towards it for 3D parcel delivery to thrive.