The huge growth of e-commerce logistics is causing many airlines to rethink their business models and make the adjustments needed to meet skyrocketing market opportunity. There’s never been a better time to open new streams of revenue on both long-haul and domestic flights, especially as airline passenger revenues are down, way down.

eCommerce cargo shipments pay big dividends in higher yields per kilogram vs general cargo—and, all of this is driven by the need for speed in transport and delivery—from the shopping site to the customer’s door.

Here are 5 things you should know:

1. Airplanes are the most important assets in cross-border e-Commerce.
More than ever, e-Commerce shipping relies on the speed and capacity that global airlines can provide and that consumers demand. Airlines have both the fleet capacity and speed capability to meet the huge, and growing, demand of e-commerce logistics.

2. Fully integrated logistics is driven by smart integrations.
By connecting your Airline Assets + Technology + Ground partners, you can deliver higher revenues to the airline bottom line. The SmartKargo e-commerce solution can be integrated into the existing technology environment of an airline. Our team facilitates the EDI-messaging integrations with all members in the logistics chain.

3. Smart technology + mobile applications automate the process.
The end-to-end EDI-enabled B2B and B2C e-Commerce integration combines with real-time data visibility and transparency via mobile applications for the shipper, driver and end customer, all the way from the shopping site to the door.

4. The solution is live and producing great results.
One of the first airlines to adopt the SmartKargo e-Commerce solution has announced amazing revenue growth. Its current market share of 60% in e-commerce logistics vs. the integrators in that country illustrates that the SmartKargo technology and process for e-commerce logistics are proven. The solution is now being adopted by other forward-looking carriers across the world.

5. The technology can be deployed quickly.
The SmartKargo e-commerce solution can be up and running in less than a year—equipping an airline to get into the game – where consumer demand for speed in delivery drives higher revenue and premium yields. And airlines can operate e-commerce alongside their traditional B2B Air Cargo business.

So, why wait? Contact us today to learn how smart airlines are maximizing air cargo revenues with the world’s first, live e-commerce integration. For more information or to set up a demo, contact sales@smartkargo.com or visit www.smartkargo.com.

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