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How Far Moto Guzzi Has Come

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At one point or another, you may have heard of Moto Guzzi California for sale in the UK but do you know the story behind one of the most iconic brand in Italy? Moto Guzzi is soon going to celebrate its centennial year since its founding and motorcycle enthusiasts have witnessed rise and fall. For the past decade, many fans of the brand have noticed how the company is no longer flourishing as it should be. Still many are expecting for it to make a huge recovery since it has been 97 years in the industry.

The founder of Moto Guzzi was Giorgio Parodi, a pilot during the WWI and Carlo Guzzi, a mechanic. They established the business in 1921 and Carlo’s last name carried the brand because he was the one making the actual products. Parodi, along with his brother, were only there to finance the business. The partnership was supposed to be of three people but Giovanni Ravelli died immediately after the war ended.

Their first shop was established at Madellowhich is located in the northern part of Milan. Moto Guzzi along with Mondial and GIlera used to be the international leaders in Grand Prix racing. The last two are no longer doing business but Moto Guzzi also suffered from financial problems. It entered the receivership status in 1967 and after a few ups and downs it was purchased by Aprilia in 2000. Four years later, Piaggio acquired Aprilia.

Fans are now hoping for the launching of new models because the California 1400 that was released in 2013 is just a model tweaked from the original one which is the California launched in 1971. One of the best selling models of the company is the California 1400 because it had made waves with fans all over the world.

Not all recreations of the California model was good though because when MGX21 was released it was not well received. Despite the fact that Moto Guzzi California for sale in the UK is quite common, the MGX21 was regarded a disaster because of various issues. At the end of the day, Piaggio should invest more money to the Moto Guzzi brand in order to rebirth it and the brand should be able to awaken the original glory it ones had.

BUSINESS

All You Need To Know About White Glove Logistics

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With the increase in the e-commerce business and increased competition between companies, the customer expectations have gone up, in terms of product delivery. Modern customers expect the companies to go the extra mile and provide a pleasant experience.

The demand for white glove logistics is constantly on the rise as more and more companies are willing to spend more to fulfil the customer expectations. A white glove service involves taking the necessary precautions and handling the products with care during storage and transportation, and providing excellent customer service during delivery of the product.

Products of high-value, like jewellery and branded accessories, expensive household appliances and electronics, large furniture items and high-end technical equipment require white glove logistics services. These products have to be handled carefully during all the stages of storage, transport, delivery and installation.

Companies opting for white glove logistics should set realistic expectations from the providers. An open communication with the logistics firms helps the companies to determine what to expect from the service. The white glove service provider should provide the key handling parameters such as regular notifications, automated scanning and list of touch points with customers. The logistics firms providing white glove services should be prepared with proper contingency plans for unexpected emergencies. They should be willing to take the necessary actions to make the delivery on time and keep the customer happy.

Defining liability is a major principle in white glove services. Using white glove services for high-value products reduces the shipper’s liability. Determining the liability and damage guarantees beforehand, helps the logistics firms and the shippers to understand the terms of service.

Since products are handled carefully during the white glove service, companies benefit through lowered product returns. They can easily track the returned goods, saving a lot of time and efforts. Since the white glove services also include reverse logistics, companies save a lot of money.

Engaging the services of white glove logistics helps the companies to improve their customer satisfaction. White glove logistics involves proper delivery of the products as per the customer expectations, explaining the product details and ensuring customer satisfaction. White glove services include service during and after the deliver helping the companies to position themselves ahead of the competitors in terms of product delivery and customer satisfaction.