E-commerce Extends the value chain to door-to-door
Global airlines’ traditional airport-to-airport cargo business model has reduced the business to a commodity enterprise – a “dive to the bottom” competition on price and capacity. It’s no surprise that integrators have become so dominant.
SmartKargo aims to change all that with E-commerce, our door-to-door solution. E-commerce allows airlines to extend their value chain to door-to-door service, while enabling them to project their brand across the entire process – thus matching the integrators’ service offerings.
E-commerce gives carriers the tools to capture incremental revenues from additional client-focused services, to tap into the burgeoning e-commerce market (both B2B and B2C), and to create visibility and brand awareness across the entire cargo chain.
With E-commerce, airlines can effectively safeguard their traditional business with forwarders and 3PLs, and simultaneously get a foothold in e-commerce. Benefits are clear:
Capture e-commerce opportunities, support existing courier and express business models, extend new services to shippers and clients.
Better Service, Happier Customers
Provide end-to-end shipment visibility, shorten time-to-market, and reduce the expense and number of intermediaries.
Support multiple business models, and choose the suppliers for first and last mile (Uber-like technology).
Increase competitiveness, lower total shipment cost, and better control the entire value chain.
An Advanced Offering that Differentiates Your Business
The door-to-door E-commerce solution enables air cargo operators to easily and efficiently extend end-to-end services to their Clients by deploying state of the art and mobile technology features that include:
- Both air and truck shipments
- First- and last-mile pickup and delivery, with optimized routing management (dispatched or self-assigned)
- Ability to consolidate at the warehouse (mother bagging) and at the Airport (Master association)
- End-to-end tracking with real-time information available via GPS
- Compatibility with IATA standards
- Franchisee business model support
Your solution enabled us to expand into Door-to-Door. In the first three months, we tripled AWBs.