Top 5 Challenges Of Delivery Boys

30 May Top 5 Challenges Of Delivery Boys

Delivery Boy Jobs In Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Pune and other metro cities are increasing every day. Several new e-commerce, fast-food and online shopping companies are spreading their roots in these metro cities. These companies are also creating more delivery boy jobs as the companies are especially for delivering products/food at their customer’s doorstep. So, sighting a delivery boy riding with a huge backpack on his back has become so common now. These professionals deliver things at their customer’s residence/office at the given time and date.

Average Salary And Career Growth

Top e-commerce companies like Flipkart & Amazon are paying their delivery boys between 15 to 20 thousand per month. In festive seasons like Diwali and Christmas/New Year, a delivery boy manages to earn Rs 20,000 – 26,000 in a month because of the hike in shipment. As you earn a good work experienced, there’s a chance to climb up the ladder and become a delivery boys team manager.

Finding The Customer’s Address

I am sure, finding the right delivery address becomes a big problem for delivery boys sometimes. Tracking the address on GPS can be used for avoiding this problem, most delivery boys even use it. But, in small towns and having complicated lanes makes a delivery boy confused. Finding the right address and delivering the product on time is their major responsibility. If a delivery boy is late for delivering one package, he will be late for rest of the deliveries. Therefore, finding the right address of a customer is a challenge which delivery boys face every day.

Traffic

We all are aware of how jammed up the roads are during the peak hours in cities like Mumbai and Bangalore. Delivery boys work the entire day, cutting the traffic and delivery goods on time. It becomes very frustrating when you are crawling the road in the hot sunny day, that is the reason why I have ranked this problem second in this list.

Weather

Customer’s demand is not depended on the weather, they will still order even if it’s raining. It is quite understood that people will order more when it is not possible for them to get out of their house. This makes the delivery boy’s job more challenging, especially in monsoon.

Irate Customers

Dealing with an irate customer spoils the entire day of a delivery boy. When a customer receives a damaged/wrong package they get too frustrated. Not all the customers are same, but few of them get so irritated by this that they end up insulting the delivery boy. However, the mistake is not always of the delivery boy, sometimes it is the fault of the manufacturer or the company.

Back Problem

Delivery boys who are working from quite a long time are often seen complaining about their backache problem. They carry huge bags filled with various products every day which keeps them working the entire day. Sometimes, these bags are twice the weight of the delivery boy himself. However, they can use mini trucks, but when they have to drive in narrow lanes and cut the traffic, bikes are much preferred than 4 wheelers.

Author Bio,

Hey there, I am Pankaj Gosavi, I am a freelance writer and like to blog on various topics. Currently working as a digital marketer and looking out to explore new ways of marketing.

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