Nowadays the on-demand delivery market is taking the market by blizzard in the Mobile Application Development Industry. And this ‘on demand delivery services’ may be the future for various segments of market like grocery shopping & service ordering. In short, the gist of the on demand delivery process is to offer the products & services to the customers anytime and anywhere.
An on-demand delivery app should be such that offers quick access to goods or services, and a well-situated way to book them. Today UBER is considered as one of the best on-demand delivery app. And it is making constant improvement to give the best services to its customers.
Economy Stats & Facts about On Demand Applications
According to the Burson – Martsteller’s On Demand Survey:
Those people who provided services in on-demand economy (51% among the Investors) disclosed that their financial condition has improved in past year.
- 64% of those who provide on-demand services believe that their financial situation will get better in forth coming years.
Key features for an on-demand delivery app
The key features for an on-demand delivery app are:
- Making orders
- Scheduling a delivery
- Tracking delivery status on the map
- Paying for delivery
- Rating or providing feedback about deliveries
Points to be considered with on – demand delivery app in order to make the Delivery Process better
To improve or to enhance the Delivery Process using the On Demand Services there are several tips that you need to consider. For your ease I have listed out Top 5 as below:
- Make a Clear and Precise Plan
An on-demand delivery business can never be successful if it is not planned in the right manner. Ok, the term ‘right manner’ here is subjective. You have to first recognize your capability. By this it means the area you can envelop, the orders which you can deliver along with keeping the peak days in mind, marketing plans etc.
And so to get it implemented in the business, you have to be good with your skills to research, analyze, and execution. Not only do you have to research the market but you also need to keep the above points in consideration.
- Focus on Retention
Withholding the Customers should be your key target. And this should not only be at the initial stage but also later in working days.
When you attempt to enlarge your business without keeping your potential in mind, there is a chance that you may lose the existing customers.
Not only this, if you desire to keep your delivery process smooth and speedy, you don’t require to jump directly into the huge market or plan to obtain new users. Such things can be done only when you have the back up to deal with such large audiences.
3. Automate and Manage
People use on demand delivery services as they hope to have service at their doorstep without any delay in the time. Manual tasks can enhance the burden and may also hold-up the process. You need to make sure that the process you pursue is automated as much as possible and is working efficiently.
To ensure that the final is working, you have to manage the whole process. Keep a sharp eye that the process is automated and the flow moves without any obstacle.
4. Be Unique
Today in this competitive market to be unique is very difficult. The beginning of the on-demand delivery app in no time is at its pinnacle. There’s no industry which isn’t part of these services. And hence to stand out in the market you need to have the knowledge about the ‘GAP’ which users are facing.
For this you require a detailed study on the same by which you can come to know that what exactly customers are getting. Your ultimate endeavor has to be to fill this GAP. This is the finest solution to be distinct with your services.
5. Stay Updated with Data
Even though it is the last point but the point carries huge importance. You need to have knowledge about the whole market. This encompasses the Users and the Service providers, buyer preferences and the problems they are facing. Gather this complete data, analyze it, examine it, and further plan and implement your on-demand delivery process.
Whatever the result may be, we have understood that consumer trend is changing and so this is the time to make changes in the business model so as to rise above the competition.
Presently, we are getting everything on demand by tapping our Smartphone and I don’t think there can be anything simpler than this (as of now). Also, the stats in the above have verified that the on-demand economy has so far been good for consumers, service providers and also for the technology platforms.
At the same time, you also need to be alert of the resources that you have. You need to take steps further keeping the same in mind.
Rahim Makhani is the award winner CEO of Auxano Global Services – a web and mobile application development company. He is keenly interested in writing technical blogs pertaining to android and iPhone application development. During his spare time, he loves to dive in the pool and enjoys playing golf with his friends.