Gone are the days, or so it will be in the near future, where we have to fight the traffic and risk getting into an automobile accident just to get to the grocery store and find the food that sustains us! Thanks to a few key technological advancements in cars and other vehicles, both grocery delivery and pickup services have become increasingly popular without signs of stopping. Let’s explore the main technologies involved, who’s providing these services, and who has shown interest in them so far.
Grocery Delivery Has Become Massively Popular
Already, nearly half of all grocery shoppers buy online according to a recent study published by the renowned KPMG International corporation. Despite the 52 percent who did not admit to buying online, it was also found in the same survey that 59 percent of respondents have the desire to buy groceries online at some point in the next year. This comes a markedly drastic difference than a decade earlier, where such a level of concierge never existed. Now there is no need to even wait in lines or waste time walking around and browsing for the perfect product; It makes so much sense to let a professional who is familiar with the store find the items that you would like in half of the time.
Current Delivery Technologies
As it stands, driverless cars and drones are the two technologies that are currently being rolled out to the public. Though driverless cars have been one of the most trending topics of discussion on social media, drones are the latest technology that has been starting to amaze customers from coast to coast. Drone pioneer company Flytrex has already been successfully delivering groceries in Iceland for the past two years straight, as a matter of fact! In America, retailers like Amazon are already rolling out delivery of goods by drone; self-driving cars are improving their algorithms more and more with each passing year.
What Can We Expect in the Future?
The 1960s are to the space race as the 2020s will be to the delivery service race. We’re already seeing signs of China’s most popular online companies delivering items by drone, and the same can be said in America as well. As self-driving cars integrate onto our roadways, they are likely to take the place of delivery drivers as the process becomes more automated. At the rate we’re currently going, it seems that we can expect full drone delivery and the autonomous car delivery of grocery goods within the next ten years. Whether by car or drone, it seems as it will likely depend on how the weather holds up since Mother Nature is one thing that will likely hold relatively constant as time goes on.
Thanks to the influx of technology in recent years, the growing interest in both grocery pickup services and technology-based grocery delivery services has increased dramatically. A new wave is underway from sea to shining sea, and thankfully it doesn’t seem too far away.
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