Today, people care more about where they spend their money than ever before. According to a recent IBM Research Insights report, more than half of all consumers indicated that they are willing to change their e-commerce purchasing habits to reduce the impact they have on the environment. In some cases, this could mean paying more money if it means they can reduce their carbon footprint.
Companies are starting to catch on to this trend, and that is why many businesses are adjusting their logistics systems and supply chains to meet the changing expectations of consumers. Unfortunately, a lot of companies are not changing fast enough, and some CEOs are still resistant to embracing any sustainable changes at all. One recent survey even indicated that as few as 10 percent of companies are planning on making sustainable changes to stand out from the crowd.
Therefore, this presents a unique opportunity for businesses that are willing to embrace sustainable changes. They could separate themselves from other companies in their industry, and they could endear themselves to consumers who have higher expectations than ever before.
Reduce Your Carbon Footprint To Improve Sustainability
It is not exactly a secret that the vast majority of vehicles emit greenhouse gases that are harmful to the environment. At Glympse, the environment is our business. We believe that without a sustainable brand, it would be difficult to keep our customers healthy. Every business needs to think about environmental sustainability, and this means that you need to find ways to reduce your carbon footprint as well.
By giving your staff the tools and information they need to make fewer trips and repeat visits, you can reduce the amount of money you spend on gas, which can cut your overhead expenses. You can also advertise the steps you are taking to reduce your carbon footprint, which will help you attract more customers to your business. Ultimately, this is a universal win-win situation for your company, your customers, and our planet.
How Can Glympse Help Your Business?
If you decide to partner with Glympse, there are several significant benefits you will enjoy. They include:
Fewer Missed Appointments
If you are tired of dealing with the hassle of missed appointments, Glympse can help you. Think about the number of appointments that you have to reschedule because you are late or because the customer is not home. This is a lot of wasted gas, and it increases your overhead expenses. With Glympse, you can take advantage of real-time location tracking and sharing to make sure the customer is there and that you arrive on time.
More Appointments Per Trip
Furthermore, if there is an extra appointment that has to be added to the schedule, you can use Glympse to see where your drivers are. You can find the most efficient way to add that appointment to the schedule of your techs, increasing the number of appointments you have per trip or per mile. This can help you reduce the fuel you burn while also increasing revenue per day.
Smart Routing Saves Money
In addition, you can take advantage of the smart routing features from Glympse can help you save money on fuel consumption. You can figure out the “greenest” route to the appointment. You may be able to avoid a construction zone, you might be able to avoid traffic jams, and you can reduce the number of miles you have on the road while keeping your speed consistent. You can avoid stop signs and traffic lights as well. All of this helps you increase your MPG, reduce the amount of fuel you burn, and reduce your carbon footprint.
With Glympse, you can also keep in touch with your drivers. Thanks to 2-way chat features, you can communicate with your techs quickly, addressing issues that would otherwise derail the entire day. You can avoid obstacles, use the GPS to allow accurate ETAs, and save gas along the way. With better communication, your drivers can keep you informed, and you can keep your customers happy. You can increase your on-time deliveries, which will also help you reduce the need to make extra trips.
Embrace Green Practices Today
Already, some of the biggest companies in the world have found success with sustainability practices. Google is taking steps to reduce carbon emissions by 1 gigaton by 2030. Tesla is providing cutting-edge electric vehicles to reduce CO2 emissions by 5 million metric tons. Now, it is time for you to embrace sustainability measures as well. One of the easiest ways to do so is to reduce the amount of gas you burn every day, which is good for your company, your customers, and the environment. If you would like to learn more about how we can help you with your sustainability measures, contact us today.