Another day, another fruitful event! Aspire was honoured to be invited to attend Home Delivery Asia 2019 Event earlier last week on the 24-25 September 2019 in Suntec Convention Centre, Singapore. In brief, Home Delivery Asia 2019 is the only event dedicated to retail logistics and last-mile fulfilment, especially useful for businesses in the logistics industry. If you've missed the event, we're here to fill you up on the key take-aways from this event:
Home Delivery Asia 2019 was enlivened with inspiring speakers from notable companies - Shell, Singapore Post Limited, eBay, Walmart, Courts, Zalora, and more! Patrick Wong from GOGOVAN Singapore spoke about the importance of a 'sharing economy' and how it is shaping the future of logistics industry.
The sharing economy is built around collaborative consumption. In a simple form, collaborative consumption is when consumers pay a certain amount of fee to 'borrow' the shared goods owned by individuals.
For example, Airbnb uses an asset light business model. Airbnb leverages on matching a traveller with consumer's property. It's a win-win case: consumers can get to earn extra cash by sharing the space and traveller gets a local experience too.
Other notable companies using the sharing economy model are Grab, Uber, Gojek, Udemy, Lyft, Eatwith, WeWork and more.
According to Forbes, the sharing economy is predicted to grow from $15 billion in 2014 to $335 billion in 2025. Business should think of how they can shift towards sharing economy model and especially more so for logistic companies.
GOGOVAN provides a logistic service for both individuals and businesses. It offers mainly 3 types of different services: for small goods, bulky goods, and for a moving service.
GOGOVAN is also contributing to the trending sharing economy by involving individuals who want to earn extra income by joining as the driver. GOGOVAN saw a market in the industry by connecting drivers who have the time and transportation to deliver goods.
GOGOVAN also mentions challenges that the industry is currently facing in the sharing economy. Some of them are:
Most companies are going toward asset right than asset light.
- PATRICK WONG
Country Manager of GOGOVAN Singapore
If you are looking to develop a business or thinking to innovate and expand your business, the collaborative consumption business could be the ideal solution for you. This is not complicated at all to start with. Simply think of the simplest demand people constantly use, and how the goods can be shared, borrowed, or rent among many consumers.
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