The Metaverse is already in full swing when it comes to growth and investment. We’ve all heard about Meta’s vision for the future, and the rise of NFTs shows no sign of slowing down. But what does that mean for the future of order fulfilment with so much moving into the digital space?
What Is Meta delivery?
When it comes to order fulfilment, it can take quite a jump to start thinking about purely digital delivery of products and items. However, that really is the future as we move forward towards the Metaverse.
Physical products are already being shipped with NFTs included, meaning that people are already getting digital versions of these products, which can then be used within the Metaverse. Of course, those Metaverse products need to be “delivered” to the customer as well, and as we move towards entirely digital products rather than a mixed product type, this type of delivery will change significantly.
Over time, we won’t be able to just assign a code or data stack to a physical product that can be sent with a physical product, so we need to start looking at digital order fulfilment, itself being called Meta Delivery.
How can we prepare for Meta delivery?
The first thing you are going to need to do in preparation for Meta Delivery is to research NFTs and how they work. An NFT, or Non-Fungible Token, is the name given to a unique digital identification that you cannot copy or replace. Because of this, each Metaverse product will be given an NFT to ensure that the person who purchases that product is the defined unique owner of it.
They have commonly been used in the sale of things like digital art, games and movies, but the association with Metaverse products have been growing exponentially over the last few years. For example, a Metaverse house recently sold with the owner purchasing the NFT of the property.
This is how Metaverse purchases will work, and therefore, Meta Delivery specifically refers to the delivery of NFTs to customers. With this in mind, to prepare for Meta Delivery in the future, you will need to invest in NFT storage and transfer systems. These will allow you to hold on to digital products, and then transfer those digital products upon sale.
How will Meta delivery be secured?
This is actually one of the biggest questions that people around the world currently have in regards to NFTs and Metaverse products. Because your purchase of the product effectively just reassigned the ownership contract over to you but the product can be stored anywhere online, there is the possibility that the product can just disappear.
Because of this, when you are looking at order fulfilment in the Metaverse, you will need to invest in your own storage place for these NFTs, or hire a secure storage business to look after the digital product. This storage system basically revolves around very specific types of servers that hold a very specific type of digital code, so you need to make sure that wherever you are planning to store your digital products, this special code type is supported.
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