Descartes’ Home Delivery Solution Provides a Differentiated Customer Experience While Reducing Costs and Growing Revenue

Home delivery success starts during the buying process and ends after the goods are delivered. Descartes Home Delivery solution covers the end-to-end buyer journey. Through dynamic delivery appointment booking, retailers can offer customers significantly more delivery and value-added service options during the buying process but minimize delivery costs by steering customers to lower cost delivery options. The result is greater customer loyalty, revenue and profitability.

Descartes Home Delivery solution continues through the delivery process managing execution, proactively alerting exceptions and calculating ETA changes. The integrated real-time GPS-based mobile app communicates between the driver and dispatcher to track delivery progress and make route changes when exceptions occur. Proof-of-delivery (POD) and other critical stop-related data is electronically captured with the same app. A notifications engine uses data from delivery appointment through physical delivery to keep customers informed, help minimize failed deliveries and allow customers to rate their experience. Descartes helps to keep the delivery promise which is critical in creating a differentiated customer experience.

The Descartes Home Delivery solution provides:

  • Comprehensive and deep functionality that addresses the entire delivery lifecycle, from delivery appointment scheduling, delivery route planning, execution, and dispatch, GPS-enabled real-time mobile tracking and POD, and delivery status notifications
  • Advanced dynamic delivery appointment scheduling and continuous route optimization technology integrated with real-time GPS tracking
  • Enterprise-class, cloud-based architecture that can scale to solve the most complex and largest home delivery requirements and connects and synchronizes all of the internal and external parties involved in the delivery process

Customer Success & Industry Resources

Geographic Consumer Analysis
As retailers learn more about delivery personas, they need to understand how the geographic location of consumers changes their ecommerce buying and home delivery preferences. 

Home Delivery Best Practices
Learn how retailers improve performance through technology-enabled home delivery best practices that span the customer buying journey

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Enhancing the customer's experience from purchase through to final delivery while optimizing delivery resources

Crate and Barrel
Optimizes processes and real-time visibility led to positive delivery experiences

Brook Furniture Rental
Improving white glove home delivery operations with Descartes’ delivery appointment scheduling solution

John Lewis + Partners
Real-time dynamic route planning to optimize last mile delivery

The Home Depot
Invested in routing solutions from Descartes to drive a two to four-hour delivery window for their customers
Iceland Post
Route planning solution enabling Iceland Post to compete more successfully in ecommerce and home delivery
Transforming the Home Delivery Process
Delivering game changing home delivery solutions to help retailers increase revenue, improve profitability, differentiate with value-added services and drive customer loyalty

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