The future of last mile delivery: What construction materials delivery looks like in 2020 and beyond

In this guide, you'll learn:

  • how Amazon is shifting consumer expectations — even in construction
  • specific last mile delivery challenges facing the construction industry
  • for merchants with fleets: get best practices for scaling up your delivery services without increasing your OPEX and CAPEX costs
  • for merchants without fleets: get tips for offering same day delivery without breaking the bank

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CUSTOMER EXPECTATIONS ARE SHIFTING, EVEN IN CONSTRUCTION

Thanks to ecommerce giants like Amazon, we’re all familiar with same day shipping. In fact, it’s quickly becoming an expected part of the shopping experience. While this shift has primarily affected B2C retailers, it’s having ripple effects across every industry — even construction. 

Contractors are already realizing the benefits of on demand materials delivery, including reduced carrying costs and increased productivity. Building suppliers like Home Depot, Emco, PPG, and Sherwin Williams have taken note. Many have rolled out same day and 2 hour delivery options in the past few years. To stay competitive, suppliers need to reevaluate their delivery offerings.

In this guide we’ll look at the trends influencing last mile construction materials delivery and what suppliers can do to stay competitive in 2020 and beyond.

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