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A novel delivery model to expand E-commerce customers based on telecom data mining
G. Maji, S. Mandal, N.C. Debnath,
Published in The International Society for Computers and Their Applications (ISCA)
Pages: 336 - 344
A very important issue with the e-commerce delivery service in most of the emerging economies including India is the last mile connectivity. Delivering products, booked online to the remote tier-2 and tier-3 cities remained “costly”. It is observed from firsthand experience with some well-known e-commerce brands in India that their delivery service partners tend to cancel orders that are far away from their tier-2 logistics hubs with the reason shown as “address out of delivery range”. Due to low order density in the far flanges of tier-2 and tier-3 cities arranging vehicles and delivery personnel become costly. In this paper, we propose an innovative delivery model to serve the remote areas by opening edge-hubs at selected places and employing local daily commuters for last mile delivery. Identifying the edge-hubs for opening distribution centers is a costly business if done using traditional field surveys. Here we propose the use of telecom call detail record (CDR) location data as an alternate way of identifying the hubs in real time with much less cost and time. Copyright © 2012-2020 easychair.org. All rights reserved.
About the journal
JournalProceedings of 34th International Conference on Computers and Their Applications, CATA 2019
PublisherThe International Society for Computers and Their Applications (ISCA)