Technology That Has Changed Parcel Delivery in 2018

2018 has seen a number of technological advances that have changed the way that we go about everyday life. However, these technological progressions have since begun to be integrated into the parcel delivery industry and have contributed towards making the process less stressful for those involved. Let’s take a closer look at this said technology, below.

Tracking Capabilities

Over the course of the year, one of the most crucial technological improvements is tracking capabilities. Due to companies such as Veriot and Trax that have created technology that made tracking up to date and easier than ever to keep an eye on.

Although this may not seem like much, there is a vast amount of technology out there that is making tracking a lot easier. This is being incorporated into the parcel delivery process to ensure that customers have more control over the parcel delivery process. This is set to continue into 2019 as the technology and its capabilities continue to improve and be integrated in different ways.


In addition to tracking technology, there are also other technological improvements that have caused a stir, including Drones. Although this tech is still only in its early stages, with the launch of the Prime Air service by Amazon, this is set to continue throughout 2019 as drones are beginning to be built to hold more weight.

Even though this is not a definitive step to them fully replacing the common delivery driver, this is certainly a step in the direction of a fully automated service. With companies such as DJI Mavic and Parrot producing bigger and better drones capable of doing more, it is only a matter of time before we see them being used permanently in years to come.

Quotes Online

The majority of people spend their time nowadays glued to their screens, therefore being able to get a quote online for sending a parcel with a delivery company is extremely beneficial. Forget calling up delivery companies and couriers to find out a quote, look yours up on the go or in the comfort of your home with just a few clicks. This quick and simple process, therefore, allows you to send a parcel earlier, due to the accessibility of placing your order.

Increased Efficiency

In addition to all the technological advancements to help delivery, there have also been other new technologies integrated to make the industry much more efficient. Whether this is state of the art GPS to find the quickest route or a computer to effectively process all the deliveries that have been sent in, this is beneficial as this allows the relevant information to be proceeded quickly with parcels loaded onto the trucks for the morning deliveries. When completed properly, this will ensure that delivery is faster and will guarantee that customers get their parcels quicker.

Although there are a number of ways in which technology has increased the capabilities of the parcel delivery service, all together they have helped the delivery process to get better and better both within the workplace and for the customer. As major retail giants such as Amazon continue to push the boundaries of what is possible with parcel delivery and integrate new ideas to make it more efficient, we are sure to see the parcel delivery expand throughout 2019 to be bigger and better.