The foundation of every successful business lies in its logistics. No venture can achieve success if this fundamental domain is not completely accounted for. Speaking of logistics, the most important division lies in its transportation. In fact, a big chunk of a company’s fixed capital is spent on ensuring top-notch transportation or shipping setup. Now, shipping can include a multitude of available modes, from the basic motorbikes/minivans for local deliveries, to larger trucks and semis, and finally airlines and ships. This distinction is decided both on the scale and penetration of said business, as well as the target audience and products in question. Generally speaking, the trucks and minivans cover the biggest demographic of the delivery system, for they have diverse and versatile uses along with a higher capacity. This makes them ideal for short and medium-range deliveries from the economics viewpoint.
However, oftentimes, articles get damaged during a commute, albeit a careful transporter. This ultimately leads to cancellation on the buyer’s end, and wastage of resources.
A creative solution to prevent product damage:
Truck bedliners, in this case, prove extremely useful to avoid product harm, by cushioning the storage unit and providing added protection during travel. Shielding the inner lining and bottom horizontal surface of a truck bed by creating a skid-resistant surface ensuring that the cargo is held in place. These sprayed-in bed liners can be broadly classified into 4 main categories, based on the level of protection they offer, along with the composition of the liner. These are:
- Sprayed-in Bed Liner
- Drop-in Moulded Bed Liner
- Bed Rugs
- Bed Mats
While the Drop-in bedliners are easily placed over the truck bed with no prior requirement of preparation work, the sprayed-in bedliners need specific preparation to permit the coating to fit and adhere completely to the floor. Further, sprayed-in bed liners can be easily pulled out for cleaning. Bedrugs and Bed mats are short term replacements that can be gingerly placed within a short duration and provide lowered safety, being ideal for smooth roads and shorter rides. Hence, the better the coating and choice of the Truck Bedliner, along with time given to take the shape of the floor, determines how long it will last.
How to ensure customer satisfaction?
The door to door delivery business is extremely dicey in terms of successful fulfillment. It relies heavily on customer psychology and has to be smartly positioned with adequate marketing, to attract sufficient customers. All said and done, the deliveries can still not be expected to have a 100% accuracy- for buyers are fickle and extremely skeptical when it comes to online shopping. To bridge this information asymmetry, it is paramount to make the seller side of things watertight.
This can be done by enforcing discipline and punctuality in deliveries, along with an assurance of quality.