What Could On-Demand Delivery Mean For Your Business This Valentine’s Day?

Published on
January 31, 2023

At Drive Yello, we’ve got one mission: helping businesses deliver. As Valentine’s Day fast approaches, we’re sure you’re gearing up to help loved-up shoppers find their perfect gifts. This Valentine’s Day, we invite you to consider how you can leverage our smart, ethical, and affordable on-demand delivery system to make shopping with you even easier. Read on to learn about our delivery options, consumer habits, and how you can leverage on-demand delivery in a few easy clicks through Drive Yello. 

Changing shopping habits in Australia 

Depending on the year and who you’re asking, between a third and a quarter of Aussies plan to celebrate Valentine’s Day. For any business, that’s an important retail occasion to capture.

It should also not come as a surprise that Australians are shopping online more than ever, with the Financial Review reporting a whopping $62 billion spent online in 2022. 80% of Australians shopped online last year, and, according to Savvy, nearly half of the shoppers surveyed said they expected faster delivery times in the future. Offering fast delivery is a great way to capture the attention of the modern Australian consumer.

Drive sales by being helpful this Valentine’s Day

This year, help busy customers by offering them fast delivery of your most gift-worthy products through Drive Yello. Making a dedicated effort to assist busy Valentine’s shoppers with quick and reliable deliveries can increase revenue, reduce cart abandonment, and drive overall brand awareness and customer satisfaction. 

We encourage you to think outside the box on how you can help shoppers show their love. Candy, greeting cards, and flowers still remain the top categories for V-Day spending, but gone are the days when flowers and chocolates were the perfect gifts for everyone. So don’t be discouraged if your products aren’t traditionally romantic: many shoppers want to put their unique spin on this special day (and their relationship), and what you’re selling could be the perfect gift. 

Choose the delivery option that’s right for you

Drive Yello helps metropolitan businesses Australia-wide with their deliveries. To assist businesses of all sizes, we’ve got a range of service models to best suit your needs.

To help with your deliveries this Valentine’s Day you can choose between: 

  • Booking a courier for a specific shift
  • On-demand delivery (ASAP or schedule a delivery)
  • BYO courier and use our SaaS technology

Booking a dedicated Drive Yello courier for a specific shift is perfect for special occasions, like Valentine’s Day when you have certain times or days you need to complete deliveries. When you book a Drive Yello courier for a shift, you can select the most suitable courier for your business from the Yello network of independent couriers (over 8,000 national couriers) and they will pick up and run deliveries exclusively for you. Drive Yello can also provide onboard training to the drivers. For example, if you are a florist looking to deliver on Valentine’s Day, you would want to ensure that your courier handles your flowers with care, understands the best way to transport bouquets in their car, keeps their air-conditioning on for freshness, and greets your customer with a smile. Don’t worry, we onboard your driver following your instructions and they can even wear something personalised for your business. 

You can also choose to take advantage of our on-demand delivery system, with ASAP or scheduled deliveries, letting your customers choose a delivery that best suits them. Drive Yello’s technology sends your orders through to Drive Yello’s courier marketplace for multiple pick-ups daily. Or you can bring your own couriers and use Drive Yello’s SaaS technology.    

Whichever option you choose, signup is simple through this link. If your business is integrated with Shopify or Shippit, you’re in luck: signup can be done in just a few clicks. 

We deliver for a wide variety of businesses Australia-wide, so if you’re curious to see if we can help you too, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our friendly team.

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Let us help you deliver smiles to your customers on Valentine’s Day! 

Are you Valentine’s ready? You know your customers and your business better than anyone, but we know delivery. Valentine’s Day is a great opportunity for local businesses to increase customer satisfaction and strengthen customer loyalty through helpful, thoughtful gifting experiences. So whether you’d prefer to secure your own private courier for the day, leverage our on-demand delivery system, or use our technology with your own couriers, give us a call on 1300 731 000, or get in touch through our website to find out more about how Drive Yello can help you deliver.