Selling online in logistics
eCommerce in logistics?
In the post Covid19 new normal, we see that consumer behaviour has changed drastically for the better. Lockdowns have made citizens more aware of health, online purchases have increased beyond expectations, although consumption is limited to essential goods alone. This trend is going to have an impact on freight forwarding & construction logistics companies as well. The writing on the wall is clear. Adopt digital technologies, pivot, or perish.
Managing mining, construction logistics equipment
Logistics equipment rental & eCommerce. We are in the midst of another disruption this time due to the pandemic. Companies globally are trying to get on the digital bandwagon to reach out to customers and that trend is no different in the logistics eCommerce industry
The world is moving towards the OPEX model as far as capital expenses are concerned. In the consumer space, companies such as Airbnb, Uber, etc have made their mark in providing high quality, affordable services with the help of digital media technologies. In the mining & construction logistics eCommerce industry, managing rental equipment is a big challenge. Apart from tracking the mining logistics rented machines, the solution should measure utilization and have an alerting mechanism that helps in reducing theft of the equipment.
eCommerce in the logistics industry
- Offer logistics & mining equipment on rental
- Online payment methods such as m-Pesa, Paypal, etc
- Schedule equipment pickup and delivery slots
- Customer order fulfilment procedures
- Tax & statutory compliance
- Booking of warehouse space online
- Access to inventory levels in warehouses
In recent times, we are witnessing 3PL operators also providing smart warehousing facilities, whereby customers can utilize the storage facilities on a need basis, thereby eliminating huge expenses on setting up warehouses and related infrastructure. These facilities also have implemented smart logistics for indoor tracking of cargo inventory. Construction logistics equipment rental made easy. Now it is possible to easily track the location, utilization, movement, working environment and staff information, besides fuel management of trucks
Equipment rental in the mining logistics industry is gaining momentum, thanks to eCommerce software for, companies can hire for short term to eliminate the need to spend on capital equipment, reduce manpower, totally do away with repair and maintenance aspects for specialized equipment such and cranes, forklifts, trailers, etc.
For mining logistics rental companies, and freight forwarders in Africa, it is important to have integrated software that will provide the following information such as
- The current GPS location of the rented equipment for reducing theft
- The manpower supplied along with rented equipment
- Measure utilization hours of the rented equipment
- The operating environment of the logistics equipment rented out
- The movement of the equipment within the rented premises
- Information on potential abuse of rented logistics equipment
- Workshop & Maintenance of equipment
- Reducing theft of equipment
- Manage equipment operator training & document uploads
Our mining & construction logistics rental eCommerce solution includes both hardware and software components that provide an integrated view for improved measurement and control of high-value capital equipment. The browser enabled software has the required functions to track the location and other parameters at intervals of 10 minutes.
Call us to know how our logistic eCommerce solutions can help in managing rental equipment & improve your rental billing by measure utilization, reducing theft, abuse, and increase the longevity of your capital equipment.
Ripples-FMS ERP software is used by leading transport logistics companies in the Asia Pacific & Africa region.