Shopping is always an issue
and availability even more. The shorter the waiting times, the nicer the logistics are. More and more often you get to read how important real-time data is in order to be able to provide the best service. Of course, it is not possible to place an order now and receive it only a few minutes later. But there are still ways and doors that we don't have today in the service area. Traveling and commuting is and will remain one of the objects that is worth taking a closer look at. If you imagine that you have a long flight ahead of you or a long train journey, we can browse and order, but we cannot receive the shipment at the destination of the trip. How about a direct reception at the destination? and what do you have to do for it? Is this type of business even worth it? What does it cost and which companies are eligible for it? Good question, next question is how they say it.
In a world full of interfaces, only a few are missing here. Logistical structures and a few more partnerships and you're good to go. You place your order and you want to pick up your purchase at the airport or train station that YOU did only 4 hours in advance! I.
is that possible? Naturally ! In the cities where such a service is offered, however, you have to have large central warehouses. Either you fall back on existing companies or you build something new. The latter is of course more expensive, but not impossible. The world is big, so from a distance. In digital terms, of course, much smaller.
So how does it work in practice, you see and buy on your journey, in the new service network you say where you will pick up your purchase. In my example, we simply take the flight Zurich - San Francisco, by the way, San Francisco is a twin city of Zurich. At the end of your order process you enter the airport - bus station participating partners in the cities or simply at the rental car company where you feel at home. After everything has been saved, that's all for you as a customer / consumer.
The central warehouse receives the order, processes it and stamps it. If the transport service provider DHL, FEDEX or UPS is the partner in this region, all orders on this route will be delivered in the morning from 9.00 a.m. Does that mean in reverse conclusion what? Anyone who has already arrived at their travel or commuter destination has to look it up.
How about the rental car service? Now here you can expand two models. One is, you arrive at the rental car pick-up station and your order is already in the trunk or on the passenger seat. Sooner or later you will be able to enter this in the order mask. Pick up the car and your shopping is already on board. Model two is, your rental car will be brought to you at the airport or train station. The latter is of course very interesting for just in time people. The locations for pick-up options seem limitless, of course, given the rapid availability of orders.
You don't want to hear much about costs when it comes to ideas. Especially not when a service has added value for society.