A shipping application is a web, mobile, or desktop application that enables users to manage their shipments. The app may include features for viewing tracking information and package delivery history.
Parcel delivery apps are similar to most other delivery apps, such as food delivery apps, on-demand delivery apps, and task management apps. The two most popular shipping applications today are UPS and FedEx.
A trucking management Web/Mobile app that is similar to truckit.com. The Primary need is to replace the highly manual and paper-based process of dealing with their haul sheets. There will need to be 3 different user types - Admin, Foremen, and Drivers. Foremen will use the app to manage their job sites.
A shipping app can earn new users by providing a significantly better experience than its competitors. One way to create a better experience is to use a proprietary algorithm to optimize drivers' routes and deliver packages in the most efficient manner possible. Another way to improve user experience is to offer on-demand delivery, which enables users to select their preferred time for delivery without having to wait for a specific day or time slot.
A shipping logistics app faces risks related to the storage of sensitive personal information and the delivery of packages. As a startup, you may not have any employees or a physical presence, so it is critical that you take steps to protect your user’s information. Your app should be designed to avoid using personally identifiable information (PII) and should use industry standard encryption methods for transmitting data. You will want to review all state laws regarding the delivery of packages before creating your app and determine whether your plan to deliver packages involves hiring independent contractors or employees.