Keep Up with the Shift to Same-Day Shipping

Flowspace
2 min read January 4, 2022

Since it launched Prime in 2005, Amazon has set the consumer standard and expectation for fast, dependable shipping. Today, as the speed of commerce continues to accelerate, more and more consumers expect options for same-day shipping—and are even willing to pay for it. 

A PwC study found that 41% of consumers would pay extra for guaranteed same-day delivery, and 24% of consumers said they would pay extra to get packages delivered within a one-or two-hour window.

The world of ecommerce moves fast, and so do the expectations of consumers. A Clutch study found that in 2016, consumers expected to wait 4.8 days for a delivery. By 2019, consumers expected to wait just 2-3 days.

And retailers have been responding. The share of ecommerce retailers offering same-day shipping increased from 24% in 2020 to 36% in 2021. Traditional retailers are also shifting to faster delivery; 14% offered same-day shipping in 2020 and 26% offered same-day shipping, according to data from Statista.

It’s essential for brands to keep up with consumer demand to remain competitive. Flowspace can help.

Same-Day Shipping with Flowspace

Flowspace’s distributed network enables online retailers to offer fast, affordable ecommerce fulfillment, and we recently partnered with DoorDash to enable same-day local delivery of products from participating brands through DoorDash Drive, DoorDash’s white-label fulfillment platform that powers direct delivery for any business.

The service is currently available in the Los Angeles and Chicago markets and will be offered in Las Vegas in the near future, leveraging the combination of Flowspace’s warehouse network and DoorDash’s network of delivery drivers.

To find out how to turn on local same-day delivery for your brand, click here.