Let us be frank about this: we think last mile delivery has a very attractive upside, but we think it is too challenging to be an attractive investment.
The difference between the two are the risks involved.
Luckily, we know exactly what it takes for founders to change our mind.
In Part I, we discussed how the exponential growth in eCommerce leads to an increase in cost of fulfillment and shipping as a percentage of net sales, driven by rising wage and consumer expectation. Worker wages in fulfilment centers sit at $17 an hour, almost two and a half times more than minimum wage. ConsumersContinue reading “Keeping Up with the Delivery Rocketship Part II: Opportunities in Warehouse Automation”