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Research: Robotic Last-Mile Delivery Revenues to Hit $670M in 2030

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June 22, 2022

Global technology intelligence firm ABI Research has announced new research forecasting that worldwide robotic last-mile delivery revenues will grow from $70 million this year to about $670 million in 2030. The value of parcels delivered by autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) could reach $3.3 billion by 2030, the firm added.

Driving this forecast growth is the lack of profitability and decreasing time to delivery trends for retailers, restaurants, and last-mile delivery service providers. “As inflation and vehicle costs rise exponentially, these businesses are struggling to raise prices on wary customers and businesses, while needing to protect margins,” said Adhish Luitel, senior analyst for supply chain management & logistics at ABI Research. Initiatives in this space include reducing labor, vehicle maintenance costs and fuel requirements while also scaling to meet demand and customer expectations.

“The use of automation will continue to grow as governments increase regulatory approvals, more companies scale revenue-producing operations, and both consumers and businesses find value in low-touch, quick delivery of their items,” said Luitel. Providers in this space include companies such as Starship Technologies, Nuro, Kiwibot, Udelv and Amazon (with its Scout robot).

The research firm said these autonomous vehicles will grow from university campuses to the suburbs and city streets, allowing companies to judge their financial positions but also responses from the larger communities as they adjust to vehicles and pedestrians sharing sidewalks, streets and crosswalks with these robots.

The forecasts are part of ABI Research’s Last-Mile Delivery Solutions market data report, which is part of the company’s supply chain management & logistics research service. For more details on the report, visit the ABI Research website here.


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