Consumers will wait longer for delivery under certain circumstances.
Most consumers will forego one-to-two-day delivery if they have access to certain other features.
Ninety-three of respondents would wait longer to receive a package if it was guaranteed they would get their package by a certain date, according to a survey of 1,000 U.S. consumers from Ware2Go, a UPS company.
In addition, 90% said they would be willing to pass up one- to two-day delivery for one or more of the following options:
Free shipping (70%).
Real-time tracking (43%).
Ability to choose delivery date (31%).
In-store pickup (29%).
Consolidated shipments (24%).
However, 72% of respondents will opt for premium delivery services like same-day under certain circumstances:
Urgency of need (49%).
Product type (25%).
Product cost (16%).
Respondents said retailers can establish more trust and certainty in their delivery by offering the following features:
Real-time tracking (55%).
Real-time updates if shipment is delayed (53%).
Ability to choose delivery date (37%).
Ability to recommend alternate ship-to locations to prevent porch piracy (23%).
73% of respondents are less likely to contact customer support if they are proactively notified of a delayed shipment.
67% of respondents track their packages on a daily basis, while more than a quarter check multiple times a day.
43% of respondents are less likely to contact customers service regarding a delayed package if the retailer notifies them that they shipment is delayed and provides an updated delivery date.
Data is from a July 2023 survey conducted by kNow Instant Insights on behalf of Ware2Go, a UPS Company, of 1,000 U.S. consumers age 18 and up across all income brackets.
Delivery and returns impact online shopping
A recent survey of 1,000 online shoppers from digital logistics platform Veho reveals that more than three-quarters (77%) of respondents are less likely to buy from a brand following a negative delivery experience.
A similar percentage (74%) of respondents said a strict return policy negatively impacts their desire to shop with a retailer, and more than half (53%) said brands and delivery companies are responsible for negative delivery experiences. Nearly half (49%) said they would be more likely to shop with a brand that allows customers to make doorstep returns with no packaging or printed label required.