Nobody was prepared for a global pandemic, and as cities across the world locked down to slow the spread of COVID-19, we were hit with unexpected interruptions to our day-to-day lives. Therefore, we had to adapt and make changes to the way we work and live.
As a result, supply chains world-wide experienced huge shifts as people made changes to how they shop. Instead of going into retail stores, consumers are picking up their tablets and phones and making their purchases online. According to Stats Canada, the pandemic accelerated existing e-commerce trends with the amount of retail e-commerce sales increasing from 3.8% in April 2019 to a record high of 11.4% in April 2020.
Affects on Delivery Services
With that jump, we experienced an increase in the demand for delivery and consequently, delivery turnaround time. So, with customers becoming savvier and less patient, businesses find themselves needing to shift gears to keep up with demand. Is the answer as simple as, increase the number of trucks in your delivery fleet and hire more drivers?
But, not all businesses can adapt in the same way. Meaning, adding the extra cost of purchasing a truck and also adding to your payroll may not be feasible at this point in time.
Truck Rentals as a Solution to Delivery Demand
That’s where Metro Truck Group can help. While your business navigates through the increased demand for delivery, and is succession planning for how these trends are going to affect business post-pandemic, it may make more sense to choose to rent or lease as opposed to coming up with a down-payment, or committing to loan terms.
Choosing to rent a truck from Metro Truck Leasing and Rentals, there is no commitment to purchase when your agreement is up. So, whether you need a rental truck for a day or two, or maybe to help get through the next six to twelve months. Either way, when your agreement is done – you are done!
As the consumers need for their goods to be delivered promptly increase, it is important to weigh out your options. When it comes to meeting those demands, MTL has the options to best fit your needs. So you can continue to focus on providing your customers with exceptional service.
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