All You Need to Know About Delivery
The term delivery is not part of the dictionary prepared by the Royal Spanish Academy (RAE), but its use is very frequent in our language. Delivery is the delivery service offered by a business to deliver its products to the buyer’s address.
In general, establishments dedicated to the preparation of meals have a delivery service. The distribution is usually carried out by employees who travel by motorcycle or bicycle, although delivery can also be carried out by car or even on foot.
Delivery is called the delivery service.
How to request delivery
In order for the customer to request delivery, the business must have some form of communication. For many years, the telephone was the most common method of contact: the buyer called the place and an employee took the order. Then, the product was sent through the person responsible for delivery.
Currently delivery can also be ordered through the Internet. From a form on a website to an application on a mobile device, there are different digital tools that make delivery requests possible.
Suppose a young man who lives alone does not feel like cooking and makes the decision to order a pizza delivery. The boy enters the website of his favorite pizzeria and, through software, selects his menu: a large pizza with ham and tomato. The system informs him that, in half an hour, he will receive the order from him. After that period of time, an employee of the pizzeria arrives on a motorcycle to his house with the pizza in question. The young man pays for his purchase, leaves a tip for the delivery manager and then goes to dinner.
On platforms like eBay, shipping products through some delivery method is very common.
Although we are quite used to what some have called “the culture of delivery”, technological advances in the media and in robotics continue to open the doors to new ways of receiving our purchases without having to go out on the street. First of all, there is the aforementioned list of possible communication channels for ordering: until the early 1990s it was unthinkable to buy a pizza using a computer, but today it would be hard for us to believe that something cannot be purchased from this computer. mode.
In the film entitled The Network, released in 1995 and starring the American actress Sandra Bullock, we see a young computer analyst who does not leave her computer even to order food at home, in scenes that even at that time seemed characteristic of an ideal future in many parts of the world. A few years later, almost all areas of commerce began to bet on sales through the Internet, and this phenomenon was driven in large part by companies such as eBay.
eBay, emblem of delivery
eBay is a site dedicated to the sale and auction of products, both new and second-hand, in almost every country in the world. It is one of the pioneers in this field, since it was founded in 1995, and it offers three types of transaction: the auction, in which the seller decides the starting price and the duration of the advertisement, throughout which potential buyers place their bids; “Buy it already!” , a fixed-price ad that allows bids from interested users who don’t have enough budget; classified ad, focused especially on local sales, with fewer options than the previous two.
Currently, eBay is synonymous with delivery, in that most of the transactions carried out by this means involve the shipment of the products by postal services .