In this day and age, everyone online shops. Even your dear old grandmother has probably perused Amazon late at night looking for the perfect gift for her granddaughter’s graduation. Online shopping is a great way to find the best prices on clothing, electronics, and even groceries.
That’s right, technology now enables us to skip the trip to the corner store and have fresh fruit, eggs, and even milk delivered right to your door. And judging by the expected trends, this will only become more common. By 2025, online grocery shopping is expected to make up 20 percent of food and beverage sales. That’s a huge shift from 2016, when online grocery shopping only accounted for 4.3 percent of sales.
How are these deliveries made?
If you’ve never shopped for food online, now is the time to start. When looking at the logistics, online grocery shopping seems too good to be true. Leaving perishable food in your mailbox all day is a recipe for disaster. Parcel Pending is setting out to change that. Parcel Pending’s refrigerated parcel delivery lockers allow consumers to receive groceries at any time during the day or night.
With these lockers, you can securely receive temperature-sensitive deliveries like groceries, pharmaceuticals, flowers, cosmetics, and wine without worrying about spoiled food or wilted roses.
What does this mean for the retail industry?
Times are changing—and businesses need to change with it. Consumers are going to continue turning to ecommerce for daily purchases. There’s a strong demand for online purchasing capabilities, and there are plenty of businesses out there to meet that demand.
If your company sells temperature-sensitive products, this is the time to think about offering home delivery and adding an ecommerce section to your website. To learn more about the future of ecommerce when it comes to refrigerated deliveries, take a look at this infographic from Parcel Pending.