Don’t let typical last-mile logistics slow you down. Buy online, deliver from store (BODFS) can shorten the final mile in a big way. By moving inventory closer to customers before it’s sold, you can ensure it arrives quickly once they click purchase. Pairing BODFS with crowdsourced delivery lets you fill orders on-demand — whenever and wherever they’re needed.
How crowdsourced BODFS works
Step 1: Turn part of a retail store into a distribution center. This brings your products closer to your customers than shipping from a distant warehouse.
Step 2: When your customer places an order, you can fulfill from the nearest retail store, cutting shipping distance and time.
Step 3: Crowdsource your delivery using contractors with their own vehicles, saving you time and money on shipping and fleet maintenance.
Why BODFS is the smart last-mile choice
The BODFS model has several benefits over traditional warehouse distribution:
- Customers get more flexible and convenient delivery options. They can choose when their delivery should arrive — today, tomorrow or this weekend.
- Shortens shipping windows, even for oversized items. You’re better able to compete with big retailers like Amazon by offering same-day or next-day delivery.
- Crowdsourcing your last mile means you pay less to maintain your fleet.
- Reduces the cost of last-mile logistics by bringing inventory closer to your customer.
- It makes the purchase decision easier because customers don’t have to travel to a retail store.
Your ideal BODFS partner
- Roadie’s same-day delivery platform covers 90% of U.S. households. That means no more phone marathons trying to find a carrier.
- Our community of crowdsourced drivers lets you scale quickly to meet customer demand wherever and whenever it happens, including peak seasons.
- With a flexible network of crowdsourced vehicles, you can deliver any item — including big and bulky products. Turn part of a retail store into a distribution center. This brings your products closer to your customers than shipping from a distant warehouse.