FREE EBOOK

WHat's Inside.

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

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FREE EBOOK: INTRODUCTION

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 two hour delivery options in the past few years. To stay competitive, suppliers need to reevaluate their delivery offerings.

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

KEY FINDINGS

Trends in Last mile Delivery.

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one third of truck miles are driven empty.

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Amazon became the #4 industrial and construction supplier in North America in 2019. They weren't even in the top 40 in 2018.

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Last mile costs account for 53 percent of total transportation costs.

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