The world of coffee delivery has changed a lot since the days when the service offered coffee from cafes in India and New Zealand.
With Uber and Lyft, for example, delivery is more ubiquitous than ever, but that’s not to say delivery isn’t a problem.
We asked experts on the industry what’s driving the delivery market, and what you need to know.
“We have a huge market opportunity for delivery,” says Mike Wiesner, a consultant and former chief operating officer at courier company Paddington Express.
It’s a booming business, with an estimated $US2.4 billion in revenue last year.
Delivery service providers include FedEx, UPS and Amazon, as well as smaller and larger firms like Express Delivery.
In Australia, Uber is a big player, with more than 500,000 drivers in Australia, according to figures compiled by research firm TAC.
Delivery companies are expected to account for about half of the total by 2025.
What are the main drivers of the delivery business?
The main drivers driving the coffee delivery business are the rise of mass delivery, such as Uber and Airbnb, and the growth of small delivery companies.
Delivery companies are seeing their customers more and more, and that’s making them more competitive.
The biggest driver is the increased accessibility to a large supply of fresh ingredients, Wiesners says.
The average cost of a cup of coffee is about $US3.50 in Australia.
That’s down from the previous year, when $US4.50 was the average price, he says.
In New Zealand, deliveries are more expensive, but delivery companies say they’re not worried about competition from the booming coffee market.
How do I get coffee delivered to my door?
There are a number of ways to get coffee.
Uber and other delivery services offer a range of delivery options, such a delivery by bike or delivery by a courier.
Amazon, which is headquartered in Seattle, is looking to build its delivery business in Australia with a delivery service it’s launching in October.
The company has also rolled out delivery for some customers in the US.
A delivery service is often a one-way trip from the delivery location to the customer.
Uber is looking into using drones to deliver packages and delivery vans to deliver coffee to customers.
Do I need to have a car to deliver a package?
Delivery services are often cheaper than traditional couriers.
Delivery services usually require a driver to be with the customer, although there’s no law against doing it on your own.
There’s a lot of confusion over what constitutes a package.
Many couriers refer to a package as “package” or “truck” in their marketing, but these terms don’t always apply.
For example, if you’re using Uber to deliver groceries, a package is not a truck.
Delivery packages may contain items such as coffee, snacks, milk, cheese, and more.
Should I take my car with me?
Some couriers charge a $3 fee for their car and then use the driver to deliver their customers to their doorsteps.
Delivery drivers are not required to carry passengers with them.
If you’re driving, take a look at what your insurance will pay for if you do get involved.
If I order a package through Uber, will it arrive on time?
Most couriers don’t deliver overnight, and most deliveries require a minimum of one hour for delivery.
Delivery vehicles are usually equipped with GPS tracking systems that can monitor when a customer arrives.
The couriers that do deliver usually get there before the customer arrives, Wiens says.
Deliveries are usually delivered on the same day as the delivery, which could mean up to 24 hours after the customer has left.
Wiesens says courier companies are working to make delivery faster.
Are there any safety rules when I’m driving a delivery vehicle?
If you’re ordering a delivery, be aware of the risks associated with delivering packages to a busy city.
Delivery trucks may not be able to park and leave your car in the driveway.
Delivery vans may not always have a seatbelt on.
Will the delivery truck be able get me to my destination safely?
Delivery trucks can’t always be parked at a busy intersection, which can mean a crash.
Wines says couriers are working with police and fire services to ensure that they’re able to safely transport packages.
Does the courier need to use a delivery van?
Deliveries often need to drive to a specific address to deliver.
If a courier doesn’t have a vehicle, the courier can use a truck, delivery van or delivery truck with a driver who has a delivery license.
Is it illegal to deliver via Uber or Airbnb?
A courier service may not need to go through a formal approval process to offer their services.
The process for using Uber or a similar service, for instance, takes a few minutes.
Can delivery drivers be fired for delivering packages?
Not all couriers need to meet the requirements to operate as