Last-mile deliveries can be the most expensive part of the product supply-chain. They are often time-consuming, dependent on the recipient's availability and require a significant amount of manpower. If not executed smartly, the last-mile deliveries can eat up a big chunk of your profits. This makes delivery optimisation a must for increasing profitability. The multi-stop delivery system is a great way to do that.
By maximising vehicle capacity and creating efficient routes, more goods can be delivered in a shorter period of time. Multi-stop deliveries help you save time since fewer orders need to be scheduled and allow you to concentrate on other areas of the business.
How big can a multi-stop be?
One key advantage of making a multi-stop delivery is being able to group your deliveries together. Lalamove allows you to add up to 20 different drop-off locations in one multi-stop order. When using the web app you can simply select the optimise function and your route will be automatically optimised to cover the shortest distance for your entire order.
You can easily track the progress of your multi-stop order with our real-time tracking technology. Notifications are sent as soon as the drop-offs are made and the location of your driver lets you know when your customers are due to receive their goods. For quick and efficient deliveries make sure to add simple notes for your driver. Like the recipient’s name, phone number or even a gate or building entry code that might help to remove any potential obstacles and speed up the process.
Grouping multiple orders into one single delivery route can help promote more sustainable delivery practices. A multi-stop delivery creates a more economical and efficient route for drivers which saves time and reduces the effective number of vehicles on the road at any given instant. Fewer vehicles on the road naturally lead to lower emission of pollutants and less congestion in urban areas. Discover how much your business could save by scheduling a multi-stop delivery today.
Still haven’t tried a multi-stop delivery? Download our step-by-step info-graphic that explains how you can place your first order.