How do you guarantee fast, accurate and reliable deliveries – whether it’s pizza or a Christmas gift? Use your smartphone and GPS technology.
This is so true and will represent some interesting new business models. I came up with a concept a couple of years ago using GPS and Augmented Reality for deliveries of services. I called it Pizza on the Beach. The idea was that rather than just deliver the product to someone’s home, why not deliver it anywhere.
Just in the same way that Uber allows you to see where your ride is on the map, if a delivery person was paid electronically in advance reducing risks of not getting paid and of being a potential target, they can deliver anywhere at all, right to your favorite spot on the beach (I’m in New Zealand on a beautiful summer’s morning, where my local beach had about 30,000 people on it yesterday).
Using Augmented Reality on a mobile, the delivery person can point their phone (or use AR / Google Glasses) in the direction of the customer’s mobile phone and see exactly where the customer is, even on the beach or any other busy public space.
Looking for a new business model? There must be countless opportunities for delivery based business models. Very low overheads and minimal risk.