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Driving Down Emissions: How Carry's Delivery Model Is Cutting Carbon

A delivery driver walking in front of a delivery van carries four packages to a customer's door

Traditionally, delivery services such as Fedex and UPS have utilized a hub-and-spoke model, involving a central warehouse for sorting packages. This system often necessitates traveling to a warehouse outside the city, even in cases where the destination may not be too far from the pickup location. This results in increased carbon emissions and a considerable ecological footprint.

At Carry, we do things differently. As an innovator in same-day delivery, Carry uses a localized aggregation model to sort and deliver products to achieve a significant reduction in environmental impact.

Eliminating the Warehouse

Carry's innovative model eliminates the need for a warehouse in the delivery process. Instead, we pick up packages directly from retailers and sort them near the city, within our delivery vans. This allows us to bypass the step of taking the packages to a central hub outside the city, thereby reducing the overall travel distance.

Our approach reduces the amount of time packages spend in transit, not only ensuring faster deliveries but also lessening fuel consumption and vehicle emissions. This model aligns with the global push towards reducing carbon emissions and creating sustainable solutions that combat climate change.

Localized Deliveries

Consider our New York operations, for example. We pick up packages from retailers in Brooklyn, sort them in our vans, and distribute them throughout our New York zip codes. This localized method significantly reduces the environmental impact associated with lengthy transport routes.

To put this into perspective, let's do some calculations. Assume a traditional delivery truck travels an extra 30 miles each way to reach a central warehouse - that's an additional 60 miles per day. Given that an average delivery truck gets about 10 miles per gallon, this equates to 6 gallons of fuel per day per vehicle. With an estimated carbon dioxide emission of 22.4 pounds per gallon of diesel fuel, that’s around 134.4 pounds of CO2 emissions avoided per vehicle each day by using Carry's method.

Smarter, Cleaner Technologies

Carry is committed to using the most fuel-efficient vehicles and routing technologies. Our advanced routing algorithms optimize routes to minimize driving distance and maximize efficiency. We're also continually working towards incorporating more electric vehicles into our fleet. By choosing us, e-commerce brands are not only choosing same-day delivery but also a greener, cleaner future. We look forward to more businesses joining us on this journey towards sustainable logistics.

The Future is Green with Carry

As more e-commerce businesses recognize the importance of environmentally responsible operations, we're here to provide a solution that doesn't compromise on speed, efficiency, or environmental impact. It's not just about moving packages from A to B, but how we can do so in the most eco-friendly way possible.

At Carry, our mission goes beyond efficient same-day deliveries. We are committed to pioneering a greener future for logistics, contributing to environmental sustainability one delivery at a time.