CONVENIENT STORES

Decentralized delivery services show the power of connected networks

From hunting and gathering to farming to picking up the phone to order a pizza, how humans obtain sustenance and other essentials is constantly evolving. Now, as people increasingly expect to get goods whenever they want them and connectivity and network technology are advancing rapidly, commerce is entering a new phase of development: decentralized, on-demand delivery services.

Contrary to conventional on-demand delivery services, which fulfill orders from centralized warehouses or by leveraging a store’s existing delivery capabilities, decentralized delivery companies operate by creating a network of stores in one local area. Consumers can order any item from the network and a courier will acquire the items and deliver them right to their doorstep.

THE RISE OF NOW

CONSUMERS EXPECT TO GET WHAT THEY WANT, WHEN THEY WANT

Increasingly

online

Online sales as percentage of total sales:

8.3%
= $103B

5.1%
= $53B

2011

2016

(US, Q4 retail sales) Source: LoupVentures Analysis

Increasingly

on-demand

The on-demand economy is attracting:

MORE THAN

22.4 MILLION

CONSUMERS ANNUALLY

$57.6 BILLION

IN SPENDING

On average since 1999. Source: Harvard Business Review / National Technology Readiness Survey

Contrary to conventional on-demand delivery services, which fulfill orders from centralized warehouses or by leveraging a store’s existing delivery capabilities, decentralized delivery companies operate by creating a network of stores in one local area. Users can order any item from the network and a courier will acquire the items and deliver them right to their doorstep.

Increasingly

on-demand

The on-demand economy is attracting:

MORE THAN

22.4 MILLION

CONSUMERS ANNUALLY

$57.6 BILLION

IN SPENDING

On average since 1999. Source: Harvard Business Review / National Technology Readiness Survey