Delivery subscription models like Amazon Prime are popular. But how can the last mile make them profitable?

Royal Mail recently released research into the popularity of delivery subscription programmes in the UK – and their popularity show the importance of the last mile. Subscription programmes include the offers such as Amazon Prime.

  • Almost half of UK online shoppers subscribe to some kind of subscription delivery service
  • Popularity of subscription services (in terms of purchases)
  • Most popular subscription categories
  • How sales increase with subscription models
  • How to make subscription services work
  • Profitability of subscription models
  • Allegro and InPost in Poland
  • Out of home and delivery cost savings
  • Australia Post’s Shipster, NZ Post’s Shipmate
  • Posts aggregating subscription services
  • Products that lend themselves to subscription models
  • Is out-of-home key to making subscriptions profitable?
  • What’s the right price point?
  • What role will the posts play?

Analysis from Marek Różycki (Last Mile Experts) and Ian Kerr (Postal Hub Podcast).

Ian, Marek

Marek Różycki and Ian Kerr are the Last Mile Prophets - the delivery world's most dynamic and informative experts.

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