Challenges with Traditional Carriers

Online shoppers demand an Amazon-like delivery experience including fast deliveries for low or no cost. But, if you’re using a traditional carrier like DHL, UPS, or FedEx, fast deliveries can cost up to 2-3 times the rate for ground shipping. And that’s before surcharges are added for fuel, residential deliveries, and peak season. Traditional carriers often have little or no ability to provide your customers with:

  • Efficient, fast deliveries, at affordable prices
  • Real-time tracking and communications during a delivery
  • Sustainable deliveries without giving up speed or convenience



Many modern last-mile delivery carriers have new technologies that give you the ability to provide your customers fast deliveries at affordable prices, sometimes at close to ground rates. Furthermore, that same technology that supports fast deliveries, often scales quickly and easily. Plus, some modern delivery providers, including AxleHire, have built their platforms to provide the most visible warehouse-to-doorstep experience for not only the customer but the brands.

Quick Guide: Choosing a Last-Mile Logistics Provider

To meet your savvy customers' high expectations for deliveries, your company must ensure it can provide them with what they demand from their package delivery experience, even during peak season, including:

  • Fast and reliable 7-day-a-week deliveries
  • Real-time tracking and communications
  • Sustainable deliveries, without adding costs  

Modern, tech-enabled delivery providers like AxleHire have developed fast, efficient last-mile services with e-commerce consumer's high expectations in mind. To ensure you can provide a positive package delivery experience to meet your customers' demand, here is a quick guide for choosing the right carrier. 

“47% of consumers say they will not order again from a brand with poor delivery visibility. 98% say delivery is a key part of their brand loyalty." 

- Digital Commerce 360's, Recent Survey 


In the Quick Guide ePaper, learn how you can:

Offer same- and next-day deliveries at affordable prices

Enjoy flexible, last-minute capacity changes

Cut transit times without adding costs, and more…

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