Corona Crisis and how business can meet the increased demand for delivery solutions – Flexibility for uncertain times

The current crisis has left many businesses in uncertainty and those who want to survive were forced to investigate new business models to keep up with the changing environment.

With most non-essential static shops like nurseries, garden centres, bakeries, greengrocers, restaurants etc. closed, we observed in the past months that these small businesses are now offering bespoke delivery services to be able to still reach out to their customers.
As the government has now released a pathway out of full lockdown, the question comes up if the increase in delivery services is here to stay or if it is just a temporary solution.

Given the ongoing threat of the virus and the continued social distancing needed for the foreseeable future, it seems that the delivery model is here to stay, even if only complementing the standard shopping experience in the long-term.

However, offering increased delivery services means investing in additional vehicles and staff for businesses. Investing at a time where businesses are already struggling after having been forced to shut up shop over the last 3 months and, hence, losing vital income.
A solution to avoid costly investments in vehicles are short term and flexi hire arrangements. These models allow businesses to source a vehicle, irrespective of cars or LCVs, from one day up to 12 months, thus offering utmost flexibility.

With Gofor’s flexi and short-term hire solutions, drivers can be on the road within a matter of hours, ensuring the appropriate vehicle for their needs is delivered to the right place, at the right time. Combined with competitive rates from all major funders, we can help to keep businesses afloat even in these uncertain times.

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