THE FUTURE OF DELIVERY OF GOODS AFTER RECOVERY FROM A PANDEMIC

Pick-up date
11 00 change by select
Drop-off date
11 00 change by select

The eCommerce boom will continue and how it will affect the use of commercial vehicles

The pandemic situation affects all aspects of the operation worldwide and generates a number of side effects. One of them is something we can call the eCommerce boom . There are several reasons why this is the case, and the most important ones include restrictions on free movement, closures, or consumers' fear of coronavirus infection. The only alternative for most retail customers has been online shopping.

Many companies that have long resisted this have been forced to set up e-shops. In order to stay on the market, the only way was to offer customers the opportunity to buy online. This had a significant impact on   demand for courier services   and greatly affected it   use of commercial vehicles .

DEMAND FOR USE OF COMMERCIAL VEHICLES AND THEIR RENTAL IN 2020 GROWTH

During the COVID-19 pandemic, consumers' shopping habits changed significantly and a significant proportion of purchases were transferred to the online environment. For this reason, in 2020, Slovak e-shops recorded significant changes in consumer behavior. If e-shop sales increased, the increase was most often in the amount of 16 - 30%. On the contrary, with sales declining, traders recorded losses of more than 30%. During the pandemic, e-shop representatives most often struggled with longer delivery times for goods or services and outages of suppliers. Six out of ten Slovak e-shops affected problems with package delays. Almost 80% of them said that their packages were delayed by an average of 1-6 days towards customers. The need to secure a strong and reliable partner for the transport of goods and   provision of commercial vehicles   has therefore proved to be crucial in terms of running an e-shop and online trading as such. The strongest position in the rental market   supplies   has   AVIS   with division   commercial vehicles   From Rental .   AVIS   responded to the increased demand by including   new medium-term rental products   to the offer   AVIS MaxiRent   with a commitment of 3 and 6 months   and the inclusion of new vehicle categories   to already   wide range , thus maximally adapted to the needs of clients. These were also the reasons why many e-shop operators and companies offering their services through the online environment took advantage of the lease.   supplies from AVIS . You can read about other benefits in the article   4 REASONS TO RENT AND NOT BUY A CAR!


THE NEED FOR SPECIFIC TYPES OF DELIVERY IS STRONGER TODAY

Fear of health threats is ubiquitous and even a basic need such as buying food is at risk of infection. The strong demand for food delivery services directly to the household, which results in increased demand for   specific types of commercial vehicles   adapted for such carriage. The situation in 2020 has shown us that there are not enough such vehicles on the market and, due to the constraints of the economies, it is not even possible to   commercial vehicle specifications   to place on the market. Strength was shown again   AVIS brand , when we were able through products   AVIS Van Rental   and AVIS Maxi Rent   operationally increase the number of such vehicles and cover   so   needs   clients   and, ultimately, the consumers themselves   with immediate response .


HOW WE WILL USE COMMERCIAL VEHICLES AFTER RECOVERY FROM A PANDEMIC

One of the main representatives of the World Health Organization (WHO) Michael Ryan announced on March 1, 2021 that the end of the pandemic in 2021 is unrealistic and therefore we can expect that the set trends in consumer behavior will intensify. However, any partial relaxation of the measures results in an immediate response in the form of increased activity   transport of goods by commercial vehicles . Both in the B2B and B2C segment.

For more information on why it is beneficial to use AVIS during a pandemic situation, see the article   BET ON SECURITY AT UNCERTAIN TIMES .

Whether   they transport the goods   individual companies to their customers at their own expense, or use one of the courier services , the trend is clearly set so that   use of commercial vehicles   has been gradually increasing since the onset of the pandemic, even during the restrictions imposed.

It can be assumed that the current shopping habits of consumers will intensify even after the pandemic situation has calmed down. The benefits of online shopping and delivery instead of buying in brick-and-mortar stores will be preferred by more and more customers and the eCommerce boom   to be continued.

With the humiliating easing of the economy, demand for   transport by commercial vehicles   also in the B2B segment. Therefore, it is already clear today that the trend   use of commercial vehicles of category N1   will continue to rise and demand will increase for standard as well as specific categories of these vehicles.