Last mile delivery

Internet shopping that can be purchased at the touch of a button. However, receiving a lot of trouble is a problem and many single-person households in urban areas often apply for redistribution every time.

The "waste" caused by redistribution of luggage has become a situation that cannot be ignored, and it has been suggested that the government also work to resolve it. You can now order products from anywhere on your smartphone, but the places where you receive your products are still limited. Many single-person households in urban areas are unable to receive their first delivery, and re-delivery is increasing significantly.

Given this the situation, companies are working on innovations in the delivery and distribution of the last mile and the pace of change is remarkable.

This time, I would like to introduce the services that are already popular in the delivery industry, from the services that are being experimented and planned.

What is last mile delivery?

The last mile is literally "the last mile", but it does not mean the actual distance. This refers to the last leg of the delivery from the base station located closest to the user to the receiving user.
Specifically, from the nearest delivery point to the orderer's home, from the convenience store or supermarket where the reserved items were delivered to the delivery box specified for delivery, `` until the package finally reaches the orderer's hand '' It is a section of.

These are the `` last mile '' in the industry, no matter how far away they are. Various companies are working on innovations in delivery and logistics on how to efficiently connect them, and the retail industry is also It has become a notable area.

This article is about the last mile delivery solution.
Fortunately, there are numerous coordination organizations overall who are attempting to streamline this procedure utilizing the most recent tech and system. Disregard the mailman going to your entryway, these last-mile conveyance new businesses are re-examining the last mile in the production network to incorporate automatons, electric vehicles, robots, driverless autos, and the sky is the limit from there. Brilliant arrangements are the route forward.
Here are the absolute best last-mile Delivery new businesses who are attempting to change the way how you get your shipments to the entryway:

Delivery using robots

Starship is using revolutionary robots for last mile delivery. These robots look like an ice cooler than human-like robots.  The concept is very simple. The customer places the order through apps. The customer drops a pin on the map to specify where they are going to meet the robots. After finalizing payment the customer has to check how much time this robot takes to arrive. The estimated time is 15mins to max 13mins. Once the customer place the order shopkeeper (kitchen in this case) will get a notification. By the time the kitchen prepare food robots will stroll from its recent delivery location to the kitchen. The kitchen will place the meal on the robot and dispatch it. The customer will get a notification once a robot is on the routs. The customer will get another notification once robots have arrived.
These robots are 90% autonomous. The company does not want them to drive 100% on their own as to overseas their journey and take control whenever required. These robots drive on pavements at a speed of 4 miles an hour. The robot got a sophisticated optical detection system that stops bumping in anything. It also has a camera, a two-way audio system to talk to a customer and listen to them. 
Delivery done by using robots

Delivery using drone

When roads fail drones are used for last mile delivery. Initially, medical samples were delivered. Structured solely for transportation, the organization consistently interfaces keen automatons, cloud programming and safe ground stations to an instinctive mobile application. Ecommerce company like Amazon, Uber has started using drone deliveries in certain countries.
Drone deliveries are currently in:
  • For Blood delivery in Africa (Rwanda and Ghana)
  • Vanuatu in Oceania and Australia
  • For retail, food and medicine in Europe (Finland, Iceland, and Switzerland) where Wing, Flytrex, and Matternet is conducting their respective drone deliveries.
  • Rakuten,, and SF Express in China and Japan, also in India where Zipline is beginning operations in 2020
  • In the United States for delivering goods. Wing, Flytrex, Volans-i and UPS 

    Delivery done by using drone


For accurate delivery what3words is being used nowadays. What3words is geocode system for the location communication with three meters (10ft approx.) resolution. Three dictionary words use to encode geographic coordinates. Its permanent fix encoding. They have website and apps to enables bidirectional conversion latitude/longitude coordinates and what3words address. We will talk in much detail in the next blog. This system used for accurate delivery

How last miles delivery happen in e-commerce and Cold chain industry in India?

I have briefly mentioned what last mile delivery is and how some organizations are trying to get it streamlined. Now we will see last mile delivery of cold chain industry works where keeping a constant temperature of the product is the challenge. Some Indian startups have started working on the delivery. Their focus is to deliver the goods (Mostly perishable food) within the required temperature range.
Temperature the requirement to store fruits and vegetables, milk product, ice creams, meats and fish are not the same. Fruits and vegetable can be stored in positive temperature range from 0 degrees c to 10 degrees c, while meat required negative temp from -5 degrees to – 20 degrees, while ice cream is stored below -18 degrees.
In India goods are delivered to the customer in Van or motorcycle using an insulated ice box. Goods are stored in the cold storage areas and distributed to the various area as per the delivery. Customers place the order using an app. Once the order is placed it takes min 1.5 hrs to 24 hrs. Once the order is packed it is placed in the ice box and delivered it to the customer. This traveling time is min 30 mins to 4 hrs depending upon the destination and traffic situation. While goods are in transit, it is important to maintain the product temp within the required temperature range. To maintain the temperature inside the box are depend on the two factors. One is insulation thickness of the box wall and other the cool pads (Cartridges which stored thermal energy) or dry ice used in the box. For positive temperature basically, 25mm thick puff insulation is used while negative it varies from 35mm to 50mm thick puff insulation is used. Ice box bodies are made of HDPE or LLDPE material. Cool pads temperature ranges from -3 degree c to -40 degree c depending upon the temperature requirement inside the box.
Last mile delivery done by using Ice box

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