ACERTUS delivered 53% more vehicles via their Last-Mile Delivery service in 2019, marking a record year for the company.
This record year for ACERTUS comes at a time when online car sales are continuing to grow and last-mile logistics are expected to be a core focus of change for the automotive industry, the company noted.
“The increased demand for our home delivery service is evidence that automotive retailing is in the midst of a paradigm shift,” said William Billiter, ACERTUS Co-Founder and CEO. “Digitization is revolutionizing car sales and service: consumers have unparalleled access to inventory, more transactions are happening online, and there is an expectation for faster fulfillment. Dealers are then left with the challenge of how to move more product faster and upshift customer experience. ACERTUS helps meet this demand of speed and service through our last mile offering.”
Last-mile delivery in the retail market is the final step between a good from a transportation hub to the final delivery destination, most often a residential home. Last-mile delivery has become a more important focus for companies as online sales continues to grow.
ACERTUS' defines its last-mile delivery service as a service that will use one, or a combination of multiple vehicle transport services, to deliver a vehicle to its end destination. ACERTUS leverages a network of more than 6,000 active carriers and 1,000 drive away drivers to complete its last-mile deliveries. Vehicles delivered through the company's last-mile delivery services arrive at the end destination, often a home, detailed and filled with gas by a driver dressed in company-branded gear.