Where would we be today without the ability to stream a movie by ordering it from YouTube? Or how would we function without one day rush from Amazon? Can you imagine living life without being able to place an order and have it arrive at your door a few days later?
Well, it’s easy to think of the times before all our modern conveniences as barbaric dark ages, but the past did have its own version of national delivery services. It was all before computers too! National delivery is just the delivery of items from a central location, such as a warehouse, to a home or place of business after it has been ordered.
Farms have been operating on natural delivery for years, with the farmers collecting their crops and animal products, and then placing them in warehouses. A grocery store or restaurant would order them and the items would be delivered by a farmer or assistant before the store or restaurant would use them.
The same thing happened with raw resources too, where people would order amounts of wood, stone, or coal from lumberjacks and miners. The portioned amounts would be measured, stored, and later taken to the place that needed them via truck, train, or other vehicle.
As long as there have been raw resources that other people have needed, there’s been some form of service that transports the resources from one place to another. As the online world has started to rise, the national delivery service has gotten automated and delivery times have gotten faster as the computers process orders and send them to drivers.
So the next time you make an order on Amazon, or have food delivered to your home, remember that this service existed in the past and without the past versions of national delivery, we might not have it today.