Earth Day calls for a celebration of Mother Earth and all it’s precious gifts. It’s also the perfect time for direct to consumer brands to evaluate their green efforts and adopt even more sustainable practices. Given the catastrophic state of the environment, it’s clear that going green is the ethical thing to do. Did you know 88% of today’s consumers want your brand to help them be more environmentally friendly and ethical? Even your customers are begging you to go green!
Going green is more than just a business strategy or passing trend. It’s a chance for your brand to do something truly powerful. Every step your brand takes towards bettering the environment is a gift to your customers and the planet. The best part is, it doesn’t have to be expensive or difficult for your brand. There are several quick, cost-effective ways to make your brand more eco-friendly, starting with last-mile delivery.
The growing demand for same-day delivery is driving eCommerce brands to adopt low-emission forms of transportation. In an attempt to end delivery-related emissions, companies are trading in traditional trucks for clean, green delivery vehicle options.
Most recently, the city launched its Commercial Cargo Bike Program which aimed to replace delivery trucks with electric cargo bicycles to reduce congestion and vehicle emissions. Using Bond’s low-emission electric trikes, brands can lessen their carbon footprint and do their part in making the world a cleaner and safer place.
Bond’s urban storage allows brands to store goods closer to customers and deliver faster. By storing goods just a few minutes away from customers, Bond reduces the number of trucks and cars entering the city and lowers CO2 emission.
In addition to environmental benefits, urban storage enables faster on-demand delivery, so customers don’t have to wait for their orders. Bond’s urban storage and last-mile solution give brands the ability to offer customers more flexible and dynamic delivery options. Customers can choose exactly when and where they want deliveries, as well as track their orders’ ETA in real time.
Returns and exchanges can be a hassle for brands and their customers. They are also harmful to the environment. About 165 billion packages are shipped in the US each year, with the cardboard used roughly equating to more than 1 billion trees. According to one study, US returns alone create 5 billion pounds of landfill waste and 15 million tonnes of carbon emissions annually. That’s more or less the same amount of waste produced by 5 million people a year.
There are multiple ways brands can make their returns process more sustainable, including compostable or biodegradable packaging. Bond’s environmentally friendly returns and exchanges model enables brands to offer greener pickup returns and drop off options. Something as simple as no-box exchange goes a long way for your brand, your customers, and most importantly, the environment.
This Earth Day, gift your customers an enjoyable, eco-friendly last-mile experience. We offer low-emission, same-day deliveries and returns for DTC brands in NYC. Talk to us about our limited time only Earth Day rate.