There is a huge trend of starting E-Commerce businesses in Singapore. The number of E-Commerce start-ups has been rising rapidly over the past few years, following the success of some high-profile E-Commerce businesses such as Love Bonito, Zalora, and Lazada. E-Commerce businesses has grown to be such a formidable sector that they affects the competitive landscape of retail industry.
As opposed to the traditional retailing model that needs a physical retail outlet, E-Commerce businesses do not have the need for the outlets. All the goods are simply stored inside a warehouse and shipped to the customers directly whenever they make an order. This allow the E-Commerce businesses to offer better pricing to the customers due to reduced costs (such as costs saved from the elimination of the need of retail rental space). Hence, customers these days are turning towards E-Commerce websites to make their purchases.
The boom of E-Commerce businesses benefits the logistics industry as most E-Commerce businesses outsource the deliveries of the goods to logistics companies in Singapore. It is a smart move to do that as it allows the E-Commerce business owners to concentrate on their core specialty and saves time to think of ways to further improve their businesses. As the sales of the E-Commerce businesses increase, the delivery volume increases which in turn make up the sales of the logistics companies.
With the increasing delivery volumes, logistics companies in Singapore are finding ways to optimize their delivery process and monitor the whole operations more efficiently. Some measures currently adopted are a tracking system to track the delivery status of all the parcels and a route optimization system to optimize daily routes between different delivery locations.
If you plan to start or has already started an E-Commerce business but are currently managing your deliveries in-house, I would suggest you to consider hiring a Singapore courier firm for your E-commerce deliveries. The financial, operational, and overall business strategies make sense for you to do so.