What do you mean by delivery?
We’re talking about how customers are going to get their product after they’ve bought it.
Lots of people will buy things in shops but others will buy online, so you need to have a plan as to how you’re going to deliver your product to both the shops that are going to sell it and the people who buy it online.
What are the options?
You could deliver it yourself, but you would need to hire a delivery driver and vans which can be very expensive, especially when you are just starting off selling your product and you might not have much money yet.
Another option would be to use a delivery company that takes packages for lots of different products at once, like Royal Mail or a private delivery company. This would be cheaper as you don’t need to pay for the vans and delivery drivers yourself. It’s also more environmentally friendly. Remember that vans pollute the earth so having one van do lots of deliveries is better than you putting lots more vans on the roads yourself.
What are the different ways delivery companies transport products?
It really depends on where the product is going to and coming from…
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If you need to get something from one country to another then putting your parcel on an airplane is probably the best way to get it their in a good amount of time
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Delivering things in a van is very common. You’ll see loads of them out on the roads if you look out the window.
Whereas a plane might be a good way to get your product into the right country, a van is great for getting you product to the doorstep of where it needs to go!
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Boats are used to deliver loads and loads of goods from one country to another.
They pack up giant metal boxes with goods and load them onto giant boats that take them across the sea.
If you tried to fit that much on a plane it wouldn’t fly!
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Sometimes you need to get things to people in hard to reach places and this is often when they will use a helicopter.
This often happens when a natural disaster happens like an earthquake or something like that.
The roads might be destroyed which makes it hard for people to get things like food and water to the people who need it as they can’t drive there. When this happens a helicopter will go there to deliver the goods as a helicopter can go anywhere quite easily.
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